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Students Wanted for the Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program



March 17, 2015

The Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program
Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences


The Maryanoff Freshman Summer Research Program provides support for students for a period of up to ten (10) weeks to do research in chemistry at Drexel University. The stipend is $4000. Please note, summer lodging will be provided this year.  This program is open to all Drexel students who are freshmen in the academic year 2014-2015 and who are enrolled in the following majors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Mathematics, Nutrition Science, Physics, Psychology and Science (undecided). After the completion of the research, the students are each required to make a 10-minute power point presentation (date to be determined) to the donors, Drs. Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff.

The items required in the application are as follows:

  • A short (one page or less) essay on why you, the applicant, wish to be involved in research.  Be sure to include your name, university ID number and major at the top of your word document.
  • Identification of the first, second and third choice of the research project on which you wish to work, chosen from the following areas of research:

A. Inorganic Chemistry (A.W. Addison, PhD)

B. Materials Chemistry (Frank Ji, PhD)

C. Nanoscience (Aaron Fafarman, PhD)

***Please click here for complete descriptions of the projects offered***

  • Declaration of the time period over which you are available to conduct research.  Typically, the work would start in mid-to-late June and would terminate ten weeks later and prior to the beginning of the 2015 fall term.  This is to be considered a full-time position for ten weeks.  If only nine weeks are possible for the student, the stipend will be pro-rated.

Applications are due on or before March 31, 2015 for full consideration.

Awardees will be notified by the end of April 2015.


Please e-mail your application to:

Jun Xi, PhD
Chemistry Department
jx35@drexel.edu