Monday, June 13, 2011

SMART Students!

Congratulations to biochemistry major Ashley Compton (pictured) and chemistry student Morgan Holbrook.  Both were awarded summer SMART grants from the university - that's Student Mentor Academic Research Team.   While SMART grants recipients are not uncommon in our department, two in one summer is something else!

Ashley is working with biochemist Gretchen Anderson on a project titled Isolation of Arsenite Oxidase Enzyme: Furthering Research in Decontamination Methods for ArsenicJust down the hall, Morgan is researching in the laboratory of organic chemist Doug McMillen on a project called Utilizing Green Chemistry Techniques for NIS Allylic Oxidation of Alcohols.