Chemistry touts 3 of 13 students to receive Dean's High Impact Undergraduate Research Awards
In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 13 students recieved Dean's High Impact Undergraduate Research Awards to support their summer research with faculty. The Department of Chemistry touts three awardees, Katelyn Baumler, Zachary Robole, and Anthony Song.
Baumler is working in the lab of Javier Vela, on synthesizing a semiconductor that could be used in thermoelectric devices, which convert waste heat into useable energy.
Robole is working in the lab of Brett VanVeller, observing boronic acids as a key modulator in controlling the oxidation of catechol (a biorenewable feedstock and a base molecule for many kinds of products).
Song is working in the lab of Jacob Petrich, on determining the parameters for quantifying the amount of grass consumend by cows by looking at chlorophyll specific optical signature of milk.
We wish these undergraduate research all the best in the pursuit of the academic and career goals.