Outreach Programs > 2010 CCU and The Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Summer Research Program

summer_participantsThe Center for Chemistry of the Universe hosted its first annual summer research experience for undergraduates in partnership with the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation. The students worked collaboratively on the project “Is Formic Acid an Important Precursor to Methyl Formate in Interstellar Chemistry?” Each of the three groups, Observational Astronomy, Reactive Chemistry, and Spectroscopic Analysis, worked toward answering this question. The results of their summer research were presented on July 30, 2010 during an afternoon of oral presentations. In addition to their research, they participated in a variety of lectures and activities that focused more broadly on their continued scientific pursuits.