Thursday, April 13, 2017

Crazy Spring Semester!

It has been a crazy spring semester here with Team Sydlik! Research has been successful (stay tuned for updates! A new paper coming soon), and our undergraduates especially have been hard at work. To highlight some of their accomplishments...

Will Koshut (senior) will attend Duke University to pursue his PhD in Materials Science starting this fall. Congrats, Will! We will see big things from him for sure.

Jenny Gao (junior) was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct her research full time this summer! She's working on peptide modified graphite and I'm excited to see what she discovers. Congrats, Jenny!

Wyatt Swift-Ramirez (sophomore) was awarded the NASA Summer Internship to fund his summer research on covalent of therapeutics from modified graphite. Congrats, Wyatt!

Undergraduate research at Carnegie Mellon was such a transformative experience for me that it inspired me to become a professor. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to mentor the next generation of undergraduate researchers. Unfortunately, most students can't afford to spend their summer doing research without financial support, and there are even fewer funded opportunities than there were a decade ago when I was a student. However, you can make a donation to fund undergraduate research at Carnegie Mellon through the Dean Eric Grotzinger Undergraduate Research Fund here.

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