Not only do we learn by doing through labs and formal coursework, but also through faculty-supervised research projects. The department encourages all of its students, whether they’re an undergraduate or a graduate, to become actively involved in a project as soon as they are able to. Opportunities to take part occur during both the academic year and the summer (through the funded summer research program).
From teaching-based inquiry to polymer fabrication to investigations of natural processes, there's something of interest to everyone in the projects proposed by faculty. More information can be found on individual faculty profiles and on this Faculty Research Interests file (PDF).
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO RESEARCH AND TRAVEL DURING THE SUMMER?
The ACS is promoting IREUs, International Research Experiences for Undergraduates. See more information at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/global/international-center/programs-by-country/global/global-undergraduate-programs/international-research-experience-for-undergrads--ireu-/ireu-outside-us.html.