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Chemistry Majors receive Undergraduate Research awards

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Undergraduate Research Award program has announced its Spring 2014 award winners, and 3 chemistry students will receive funding towards their research projects. Congratulations go to:

Photograph of HollyGoodHolly Good, who is working on “Synthesis of Novel Dentin Adhesives,” a study on the synthesis of dentin adhesives used to repair and restore teeth; research mentor: Paulette Spencer, mechanical engineering.



MitcPhotograph of Mitchell Newtonhell Newton “Developing a Local Seizure Model in the Rat to Elucidate the Chemical and Electrical State of the Brain after a Seizure Event,” a project to develop a complete model of a localized seizure in rats that more closely represents human epileptic events: research mentor: Craig Lunte, chemistry.



Bryce Tappan “Photoluminescence of Mercaptoazulenes and Their Complexes with Gold (I),” a study focused on characterizing the photoluminescence properties of gold complexes as optical sensors; research mentor: Mikhail Barybin, chemistry.




Awards were based upon merit of the applicant's proposal, academic record and recommendation by faculty.  For more information about the awards and other students receiving awards, please see the KU News Today

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