James Kuzmic Participates in BJU Research Immersion for Undergraduates Program

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 15, 2017) – James Kuzmic, a junior chemistry major at Bob Jones University, participates this summer in the BJU Research Immersion for Undergraduates (RIU) program in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Directed by Dr. Robert Lee of the BJU chemistry faculty, this research program is conducted in collaboration with Cayman Chemical, a company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that produces pharmaceutical ingredients and products for forensic science and biomedical research.

Kuzmic, a resident of Greenville, performs in-lab work on chemical reactions as well as other general research projects. Some of his responsibilities include writing reports, preparing educational posters, and putting together presentations on the work he and his team have completed.

“This internship has been amazing,” says Kuzmic. “I’ve been given research experience that has really confirmed that this was the general direction I wanted to go in my career. During the school semester, it’s difficult to get this type of experience in labs because your time is dedicated to other classes and responsibilities. But being able to spend eight hours a day gaining real experience, learning valuable new information, and problem solving has been an invaluable experience.”