Summer research

<p>Hey, Im a junior taking AP chem this year, organic chem next year. Im pretty dang good at chemistry, and I am wondering if there is any where I could do some research over the summer. I live in the chicago area (naperville). I have heard other high school kids on these pages talking about research and I would really like to do some. If it helps, my chem teacher is in love with me so i could get and awesome rec letter too.</p>

<p>Good to see that there are HS kids interested in chemistry. :) Chemistry labwork involves handling dangerous substances, and in our state (WA) child labor laws can prevent high school students from getting research internships. Our local biotech companies and academic research labs that usually hire summer interns specify in their ads that all applicants have to be at least 18 years old. You might run into similar problems.</p>