Rachael Lane, chemistry graduate student, is a recipient of an October 2012 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research. These grants are highly competitive, with only 20% of applications being funded. The grant will provide research supplies for an investigation into the “fate of BPA and BADGE leached from epoxy coatings into drinking water.” Results will complement and be incorporated into those of a larger project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a grant (STAR Grant #834865) to the Water Research Foundation and KU. Rachael is working under the supervision of Dr. Craig Adams (adjunct member of the chemistry faculty); he and environmental engineering professors Steve Randtke and Ted Peltier are co-PIs on the EPA project.
Why KU Chemistry
Chemistry department receives more than $8.5 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
Longest-running chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in the nation