Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Research Begins

Some of our students are researching with faculty this summer. Rachel Warrell won a SMART grant for her work with Professor Doug McMillen to design and refine oxidation reactions designed for certain organic functional groups.  

Michael Partridge and Holly Caparell (a biology major) are helping Professor Grace Muna design an electrochemical analytic technique for detecting steroidal pollutants in the environment. Professor Muna was awarded a faculty research grant to support this work.  Senior Roxanne Sirhan will be working hard as well, but not on campus. She was awarded an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and is spending the summer at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is joining the effort to develop a biosensor for cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in the stunts of hydrocephalic patients.