The Minnesota Chromatography Forum (MCF) Undergraduate Award is designed to encourage undergraduates to become involved in all aspects of a scientific research project, from the formulation of a research proposal through completion of the
actual work and presentation of the results.
The program is aimed at individuals not yet in graduate school, since they may have limited opportunities to conduct research. In order to be considered for the award, an
undergraduate, under the sponsorship of a faculty member from a recognized institution, must submit a research proposal for a project in which chromatography or some other form of separation science plays an important role.
A panel of at least three reviewers will choose what it feels is the best proposal, based on the criteria listed below, and an award of no less than $4,000.00 will be awarded to the undergraduate. The winner of the award will be notified in early March, 2016 with a check presentation at the 2016 MCF Spring Symposium in May. The research must be completed by, and the results presented at, the 2016 MCF Fall Quarterly Meeting or the 2017 Spring Symposium. The research may be done as a summer project, as part of an
undergraduate research course taken for credit, or in any other manner approved by the faculty sponsor.
For additional details, see http://www.minnchrom.com/welcome-to-the-mcf/spring-symposium/undergraduate-award or contact Professor Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the 2016 Official Announcement and rules.