Chemistry Senior Thesis Information
What is the Chemistry Senior Thesis
The Chemistry Department has a nice explanation of what a senior thesis is and what is expected.
Choosing a thesis topic and advisor
Arrange meeting times to speak to at least three faculty members about possible thesis topics; these discussions can occur as late as the first week of classes of the semester in which you start your thesis, but ideally you should try to do it before the end of your junior year.
Once youve chosen a thesis topic and a chemistry faculty member has agreed to be your thesis advisor, chemistry majors need only inform the department secretary of their advisors name and the thesis office they will be using. BMB and Chemistry/Physics majors need to submit thesis project proposals to the relevant committees (please see the chair of the BMB committee or the physics member of the Chemistry/Physics committee for more information).
Getting a thesis desk & key to the chemistry building
Ask your thesis advisor about available thesis desks. Once you have chosen a desk, let the chemistry secretary know your thesis advisors name, and the location of your thesis office (building and room number). The secretary will also sign your key request form for the chemistry building.
Thesis draft deadlines
Seniors in Chemistry, as well as seniors in Chemistry/Physics and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology who have a Chemistry Professor as a thesis advisor, should be aware of three deadlines we have set for turning in drafts:
Formatting your thesis
The standard format is available from the Reed Library. If you have questions or problems, see your advisor.
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