What is CHIP?

The Chemistry Immersion Program (CHIP) is a multifaceted program designed for students, teachers, and the community. CHIP is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation.

CHIP for Students…

20140724_093454The goal for the student program is to enhance students’ comfort level in the collegiate chemistry and biochemistry laboratories and improve their lab skills by engaging students with laboratory investigations designed to refresh knowledge of key concepts in chemistry and biochemistry. But it isn’t all work! CHIP also provides students with an opportunity for having fun and creating new friendships with others who are going to be students in similar programs at MU. There is a nominal fee for participation; limited scholarships are available. For more information, check out our CHIP for Students page. Want to register for CHIP next summer? Click here! Have other questions? Email us at chip@missouri.edu.

CHIP for Teachers…

DSC04094 (2)The teacher program offers a valuable opportunity for collaboration with peers and for development of laboratory activities designed to engage as well as enhance student learning. For more information, check out our CHIP for Teachers page, or send your questions to chip@missouri.edu. Interested in applying to be a CHIP Teacher Fellow? Click here.

CHIP for the Community…

CHIP isn’t just about getting high school students and incoming freshmen comfortable with the labs on campus at MU. Part of the purpose of CHIP is to bring science to the community as well. We will work with elementary schools and scout troops to create fun and educational experiences for younger students. One example of a past CHIP activity for younger students is to use separation chromatography to look at various dyes in substances such as grape Kool-Aid. For more information on bringing CHIP to your elementary school or scout troop, please contact us at chip@missouri.edu.