Organic Chemistry Research Projects

A unique part of the second semester Organic Chemistry lab experience is participation by all students in small group original research projects. These have been a popular and useful part of the course for a number of years. The process is a simplified version of Master’s degree research. The main overall goal for the experience is to acquaint you with the usual process in this arena and equip you to engage in research, either as a student while at Taylor or in a summer off-campus opportunity like research. The skills you will learn and practice (use of computer databases & journals; research planning and reporting; keeping a research notebook; working with a group) are transferable to any of the sciences.