Professor Grace Muna has just been awarded an internal Faculty Research Grant for this summer. Steroidal hormones are environment pollutants that disrupt the endocrine system. Muna's research combines nanochemistry with electrochemistry using nickel deposited on a carbon electrode to develop an analytical technique for the detection and quantification of steroidal contaminants.
Muna will also be training students to help her with this research, giving them a chance to learn new skills and master techniques to solve real-world problems in a setting more realistic than our standard laboratory classes. As they will be analyzing water from the Saint Joseph river, don't fish there until they report their findings!