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Roger Rowlett serves as the Gordon & Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry at Colgate University. He joined the faculty at Colgate in 1982. His research, in which undergraduate students are integral, focuses on the structural and functional characterization of enzymes using a broad array of methods. Professor Rowlett has served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and the institutional Coordinator of Undergraduate Research. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. (Chemistry) degrees from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). In his 31 years at Colgate, Professor Rowlett has supervised the research of over 100 undergraduates in his laboratory, many of whom have been co-authors of peer-reviewed articles. He has also been the recipient of numerous personal research and/or education grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and has been successful in securing institutional grants in support of undergraduate research from both federal sources and private foundations. He is a member of the Council of Undergraduate Research, where he serves as chemistry Councilor, and has served as Chair of the Division of Chemistry and member of the Executive Board. He has served as a facilitator for the CUR “Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research” and “Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution” institutes, is a contributor to How to Get Started in STEM Research with Undergraduates, and is a co-author of Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Roger Rowlett's Presentation