In conjunction with the LEEDAR Program, the chemistry department of Rutgers University hosts high school students interested in science or research every summer for 6-8 weeks.  This program gives high school students some insight into the experience of working one-on-one with a college professor.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about a specific research project and get hands-on experience working in a university chemistry laboratory.


Any high school junior or senior who has an interest in the chemistry and scientific research.  


Six to eight weeks of research in a laboratory of your choice, starting at the end of June and extending through the middle of August.  Specific dates will be arranged at the discretion of the professor.  


The LEEDAR Summer Research program provides a great introduction to the process of scientific research.  Participating in a summer research program is not only great for resumes and college applications, but it also provides insight into the college experience.  


The deadline for receipt of applications is June 1st.  Please email a word document or .pdf containing the information listed below and any other additional materials to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Email inquiries may also be sent to this address if you have any further questions


LEEDAR Summer Research Application Information


Home/Cell Phone:


Parent/Guardian Name:                               


Parent/Guardian Phone:

Parent/Guardian Email:

How would you travel to and from Campus?

High School Name:

High School Address:

Grade Level:

Expected Graduation Date:

GPA or Average:

Name and Contact Information of a Reference

Research Interests (if any):

  1. Please tell us how you found out about Rutgers Chemistry.
  1. Please tell us why you are interested in the Summer Research program and, if you wish, anything about yourself that might distinguish yourself as an applicant.