Raymond E. Fornes: But still, that is on the order of 10 percent of your undergraduate student population in chemistry. So the question is, how do you foster greater participation in research experiences, particularly in the large universities, where such a high percentage of students are in the sciences?

K. Barbara Schowen: That is one thing that I have spent a lot of time doing as an undergraduate advisor in our department. We strongly encourage our students to participate in research, and our department tries to make this happen. Professor Daryle Busch, who is also at the workshop, has a large number of undergraduates working in his group.

From the data that came from the three-school survey, about 45 percent of the students were from large public institutions, and the others were from small 4-year colleges. I believe that the information gathered from the two groups was similar.



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