Chemistry Student Research in Summer 2018

July 20, 2018

Close Community

The students involved in summer research with chemistry faculty form a strong community throughout the 10-week program. All of our research groups are featured in the image gallery below. 

These hard-working chemists celebrated the end of week eight with an ice cream social. There were surprise appearances by polymer scientist Bryan Coughlin '88, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and former Grinnell College faculty member Gene Wubbels, now professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. 

Mingling people at the chemistry ice cream social.
A former faculty member, an alumnus, and a professor emeritus walk into an ice cream social.

Research Groups

Four research students with their faculty mentor, Prof. Key, wearing lab coats and safety goggles in front of a markerboard showing chemical reactions
Hanna Key mentored Ruilin, Emma, Karin, and Gabriela with research on the application of enzymes for organic synthesis.
Four research students with their faculty mentor, Prof. Kamunde-Devonish, all wearing colorful T-shirts
Maisha Kamunde-Devonish mentored Aiden, Michael, Madison and Charles. Their research involved metalloenzyme models.
A research student with their faculty mentor, Prof. Ortiz, wear lab coats and hold glass flasks.
Corasi Ortiz mentored Hyunji; they analyzed organic pigments using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.
Two research students with their faculty mentor, Prof. Hernandez, leaning on a campus sign at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Heriberto Hernandez mentored Michael and Sophie; they studied nanoparticles at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Three students and their faculty mentor sit on a low wall.
Elizabeth Trimmer mentored Yuwei, Siyuan, and Tin to study the flavin enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
Four students and their faculty mentor stand in front of a large molecule sculpture.
Stephen Sieck mentored Stephanie, William, Jacob, and Abigail looking at synthetic application of bioactive organic molecules.
A student and his faculty mentor stand in front of the copper facade of a building.
Martin Minelli mentored Samuel; their focus was the synthesis and characterization of molybdenum (V) imido complexes.
Four students and their faculty mentor pose with some gnome statues.
Leslie Lyons mentored Thomas, Steven, Tony, and Seiyong looking at ion transportation in electrolytes for lithium devices.

 

A student and his faculty mentor at a round table.
Jim Swartz mentored Ningyi, conducting computational studies of reductive cyclization of unsaturated ketones.
Five students and their faculty mentor among the study carrels in the science library.
Elaine Marzluff mentored Chengximeng, Evan, Noah, Katherine, and Rong, looking at dynamics of peptides and proteins.
Four students and their faculty mentor outside the science building.
Andrew Graham mentored Chris, Emily, Jacob, and Katherine to study contaminant transport in aquatic environments in Iowa.

 

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