Barnard Chemistry Summer Research

General  Information

Applications are due Friday, February 27, 2015, to Ms. Joanna Chisolm, 504A Altschul or

We encourage applicants to speak with faculty members individuallyprior to appication submission.

Stipends:  $4500 for 10 weeks: Wednesday, May 27th 2015 to Friday , July 31st 2015 (or as negotiated with research advisor). Additionally, student housing has been provided in past years - although availability is yet to be deteremined.  


Interested in finding out more about summer research with a particular faculty member?  

You can join for one of the faculty hosted sessions (see list below) or you can email the faculty member to get more information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting. 


Faculty Hosted Sessions:

Tuesday, Feb 10, 5-6 pm, Alt 604  - Mary Sever

Wednesday, Feb 11, 7-8 pm, Alt 806 - Andrew Crowther

Thursday, Feb 12, 6-7 pm, Alt 806 - Marisa Buzzeo

Monday, Feb 16, 5-6 pm, Alt 804 - MarisaBuzzeo

Tuesday, Feb 17, 4-5 pm, Alt 806 - Christian Rojas

Wednesday, Feb 18, 4-5 pm, Alt 806 - Christian Rojas 

Wednesday, Feb 18, 6-7 pm, Alt 604 - Mary Sever



Faculty Emails:
Marisa Buzzeo (Biological Physical Chemistry)
Andrew Crowther (Physical Chemistry and Nanoscience)
John Magyar (Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry)
Dina Merrer  (Physical Organic Chemistry)
Christian Rojas (Organic Synthesis)
Mary Sever (Biochemistry)
Benjamin Bostick (Geochemistry)
Latha Venkataraman (Physical Chemistry)
James Yardley (Physical Chemistry)


Participating Faculty

Application for 2015

Housing Information (to be determinded) 


Summer research in the Barnard Chemistry Department

Barnard faculty work on their research in the summer, often involving students in their projects.  Summer internships in the department are funded by a variety of sources including Sherman Fairchild Fellowship, the Provost Office, Bernice G. Segal Fellowships, and some supported by faculty research grants.  

Faculty research talks on Friday, February 6, 12:00-2:00 PM (903 Altschul) provide an opportunity for prospective summer and thesis students to hear about our research and the opportunities for student involvement. We will also describe the summer application process. 

*Please be aware that we typically receive many more applications than we are able to accommodate. You are strongly encouraged to apply elsewhere for addictional opportunities. 

Summer internships away from Barnard

Many colleges and universities have REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) programs sponsored by the NSF (National Science Foundation) or similar summer internship programs.  Rising seniors (those finishing their junior year) are often preferred, but many programs are also open to rising juniors and sophomores.  Posters about many programs are on the 8th floor of Altschul, central corridor.  Notices continue to arrive over the next months, so check back often.  WWW listings of many opportunities are maintained through the college’s Hughes Science Pipeline program: ( This can be accessed from the Chemistry Department web page.  Some application deadlines are as early as February 1, others are later. 

Apply often, and good luck.