Chemistry student research at Adelphi.

Horace McDonell Fellowship

Awarded annually, the Horace McDonell Fellowship is a 10-week summer program that supports undergraduate student research. Thanks to alumnus Horace McDonell ’52, ’02 (Hon.), former chairman and CEO of the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, up to six Adelphi science majors will receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct full-time research with a faculty mentor. See how the fellowship gave Lendelle Raymond ’12 the chance to research the treatment of breast cancer.

Research with Faculty

Every Chemistry and Biochemistry major is required to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member while at Adelphi. Students interview faculty in their first semester and may join groups right away or may wait but at the end of their sophomore year, each student must choose a research group. Students also learn professional development skills such as how to read the literature, how to write an abstract or how to present research in the Chemistry Research Seminars course, where all majors and faculty meet weekly.

Research Events

Adelphi’s annual Research Conference provides a platform for students and faculty to display their scholarship and inspire the campus to community to engage and research and scholarly pursuits. The University has also hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, giving undergraduate chemistry majors throughout the New York Metropolitan area the chance to present the results of their research.


For further information, please contact:

Department of Chemistry
p – 516.877.4130

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