Video: Surfing Panthers

Check out the Florida Tech Surf Club Rip at the Goon!

Research: Micro-mania!

Florida Tech researchFlorida Tech undergraduate students work with graduate students on a project involving the design of microcapsules for various applications. They explore the developing technology from many departments including chemistry, engineering, biology and physics and space sciences!

Check out this research and more at Florida Tech's Research Portal!

Blog: Quest for Solar Fuel

Dr. Michael Freund works to make the ultimate green energy a reality.

Participate in Exciting Medicinal Chemistry Research

Participate in exciting medicinal chemistry research and Alzheimer’s disease research and get involved in new drug discovery and development.

Chemistry internship opportunities are a vital part of the Florida Tech student experience. Working in research labs alongside university faculty or industry professionals builds valuable skills and a highly competitive resume to equip you for future chemistry jobs.

Many organizations offer chemistry internship positions to our students, including:

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • National Science Foundation
  • Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

By taking part in these chemistry internship opportunities, students can practice using the tools and techniques of chemistry professionals around the world. Valuable chemistry internship experiences set Florida Tech students apart from the competition.


Florida Tech students find a home in a research group early in their academic careers and form lasting ties with fellow student and faculty researchers. Students participate in all major areas of chemistry such as physical, inorganic, organic, analytical and biochemistry.

Undergraduates are active in biomedical, synthetic materials, instrumental, computational, transition metal, organometallic, spectroscopic, medicinal and environmental chemistry. In addition to a chemistry internship and research, students may also participate in research exchanges with other universities around the world.

Some of the topics studied by these student and faculty research groups include:

  • Novel approaches to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's
  • Chemical countermeasures for biological threat agents
  • Polyurethane foams for fireproofing and energy absorption
  • Hydrogen as an alternative energy source
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Nanotechnology

Original research conducted by Florida Tech students is often presented during American Chemical Society meetings in the form of research papers. Additionally, a large percentage of our students publish their findings in scientific journals around the world.

Be Part of Clubs and Organizations in Your Field

The student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is focused on making chemistry interesting and fun for students of all disciplines. ACS holds regular campus-wide events including ice cream socials, silver bottling experiments and more. Being part of a professional organization can provide leads on chemistry internships, research opportunities and future job prospects.