Our group is dedicated for integrating Earth Science education with Chemical and Biological Sciences, and for promoting the next generation scientists from underrepresented groups with diverse cultural and research backgrounds. We host year long undergraduate research interns, summer REU programs, and high school teacher-student teams.


Rixiang and Margot (NNIN REU) showing the phosphorus colorimetric assay










Nedria “Bleu” (ACE REU) working hard on calculation (and labelling)

Neidra Thomas












GIFT-REAL high school team (Dr. Rajasekaran, Ashley, Shaena, Jada) from Luella High school smiling after a summer of fun research!

2015summer GIFT









Emily shows chemical reactions to our (very) young scientists!