Chemistry and Biochemistry Students Look Forward to Summer Research

Posted on 5/13/2010 10:04:18 AM

What are you doing for your summer vacation? Several Chemistry and Biochemistry majors in the Department of Chemistry have been successful in securing great summer research opportunities to broaden their experiences in the lab.

  • Ms. Katrina Owens (CHEM) is traveling to North Dakota University in Grand Forks for a summer internship in neuroscience.
  • Ms. Laura Fox (CHEM) is participating in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Columbia University in New York City. She’ll be conducting physical chemistry research with Dr. Laura Kaufman, focusing on the dynamics of crowded systems. Last summer, Laura won an international REU and worked at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Ms. Nadia Szymanski (CHEM) is participating in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute National Research Scholars Progam and will be working with Dr. Stella Tsirka in neuroscience research at Stoney Brook University in New York.
  • Ms. Jennifer Beveridge (CHEM) was offered a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility through the U.S. Department of Energy. She’ll be working in Newport News, Va., on some cutting-edge research on electrochemical surface treatment technology to improve superconducting radio frequency cavities.
  • Ms. Deanna Belsky (BIOC) will be doing a REU in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton University in New Jersey.
  • Mr. Stephen Christensen (BIOC) is carrying out research with Dr. David Rimm in the Pathology Department at Yale University.
  • Mr. Jonathan Henninger (BIOC) will be at the Summer Scholars Program at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
  • Mr. James Shellhammer (BIOC) will undertake a REU at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) of Molecular Bioscience.
  • Mr. James Zewe (BIOC) will participate in a REU at Pitt University in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

Good luck and congratulations to all of these students for their hard work in securing these competitive research opportunities!