Chemistry Research

Did you know that Astatine is the rarest naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust, estimated to total just 28 grams worldwide?

Research in chemistry seeks to expand our knowledge of the properties and composition of different types of matter and how they react to form new substances. Researchers in chemistry discover new elements and refine chemical reactions, but they have also, through many iterations over time, developed our modern theories of the structure of atoms and chemical bonds. While much of chemistry research is laboratory-based, computer modeling is becoming an increasingly important tool in the field. Chemistry research is highly applicable to industry and manufacturing, as it can help improve processes and create new products, like pharmaceuticals, vaccines, cosmetics, electronics, food, and drinks. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science since it plays an important role in biology, physics, neuroscience, pharmacology, geology, ecology, and many more fields. If you’re interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the physical world and a skillset that is valuable in laboratory, technical, and industrial fields alike, consider pursuing research opportunities in chemistry.

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Chemistry scholars

Jasmine Wang
Jasmine Wang
Henry M. Gunn High School
Polygence Scholar 2022

Project: “The Effect of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Expression of Cancer-Related Genes in Rodents“