Student Opportunities

These are some of the opportunities and resources available for students:


  • Participate in undergraduate research opportunities at CSUDH through OUR, RISE, or LS-AMP, McNair, and more. Visit the CSUDH Office of Undergraduate Research to learn about funded and unfunded opportunities.
  • Come and explore theoretical research projects in nanotechnology, random motion in Molecular Motors, or the kinetics of chemical reactions. Learn how to use our high performance parallel computer. For more information visit: H. Leonardo Martinez, Professor
  • Participate in the Synthesis of novel Inorganic chemicals and learn how to handle air sensitive materials using Schlenk lines and glove boxes. For more information visit: Lihung Angel Pu, Professor
  • Learn to sample materials at the nano-scale level. Learn to build novel sensors that use plasmon optical transmission properties to build extremely efficient and low cost IR sensors. For more information visit: Kenneth Rodriguez, Assoc. Professor 
  • Get involved in undergraduate research in biochemistry and help elucidate the mechanisms underlying the radiation resistance of some cancer cells. For more more information visit: Tilly Wang, Professor
  • Help develop molecules with highly efficient electron transfer using supramolecular chemistry, aerobic oxidation and molecular switches. For more information visit: Aru Thangavel, Associate Professor. 
  • Study, identify, isolate, and characterize potential cancer therapeutics from marine fungi.  For more information visit: Erin McCauley, Assistant Professor.
  • Use Physical Chemistry as a tool to answer questions arising in biomedical and biological disciplines. For more information visit: Kari Pederson, Assistant Professor.
  • Develop analytical chemistry methods and techniques to characterize or investigate a chemical conundrum or support chemical education. For more information visit: Barbara Belmont, Lecturer

Online Homework and Teaching Materials

CSUDH Chemistry and Biochemistry Club

  • Network among your peers who also appreciate Chemistry & Biochemistry. The mission of the club serves as a valuable medium for information, opportunities, and networking that would assist the academic and professional career goals of students and faculty. Join through torolink to get announcements about meetings and events.

2021 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

  • The Trustees’ Award is the California State University’s highest recognition of student achievement, providing annual scholarships to one student on each CSU campus who demonstrates superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need. Rojas is also the Trustees’ Award Edison International Scholar. Read Berenice Rojas Journey