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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 17 (2012) pp 211-212
DOI 10.1007/s00897122451

Getting a Head Start: The Benefits of Starting Undergraduate Research as a Freshman

Stephen N. Crooke, C. Michele Davis-McGibony, Christine R. Whitlock*

Georgia Southern University, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 8064, Statesboro, GA 30460-8064, cwhitlock@georgiasouthern.edu

Published: 2 November 2012

Abstract. The anecdotal account of an undergraduate student beginning research in his freshman year is described. The benefits of early participation in hands-on research include confidence, content knowledge, and career awareness. Highlights of his undergraduate career are presented.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; organic chemistry

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: cwhitlock@georgiasouthern.edu)

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