Congratulations Becca, Jocelyn, and Kweku!

Becca Dawley Jocelyn Mendes Kweku Colecraft


Congratulations to our graduating fourth-year undergraduates, Becca Dawley, Jocelyn Mendes, and Kweku Colecraft! Each of our fourth-year students won prizes for their research. Becca won the American Institute of Chemists’s award for chemistry undergraduates. Jocelyn won WPI’s Salisbury Prize and the Provost’s MQP Award for outstanding MQP research in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Kweku won the Provost’s MQP Award for outstanding MQP research in Chemical Engineering. As a reminder, all fourth-year undergraduates at WPI complete a project in their field of study. We call it the “Major Qualifying Project” or MQP, but it is very similar to a senior thesis or capstone.

Congratulations to all three of you and best wishes for your ongoing, post-bachelor’s success!

Congratulations Rebecca, Julia, and Jocelyn!

Becca A. Dawley Jocelyn L. Mendes Julia L. Martin


Congratulations Rebecca and the JLM’s!  At our departmental year-end (Zoom) celebration, Rebecca Dawley received the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry award. Undergraduate Jocelyn L. Mendes, received the department’s 2020 Robert E. Connors award in physical chemistry, and graduate student Julia L. Martin, received the 2020 American Institute of Chemists Graduate Student Award.  Congrats to you all!

Congrats Curtis, Erin, and Emma!

Congratulations to Curtis Doiron, Emma Travassos, and Erin Morissette on their recent graduation. Curtis is moving on to an engineering position on liquid-metal batteries with Ambri, Erin will be starting graduate school in the Physics Department at Brown University, and Emma will be starting graduate school in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Congrats to each of you and welcome to your new life as alumni and alumnae of Worcester Polytechnic Institute!

Welcome Julia!

Welcome new group member Julia Martin. Julia is a first-year graduate student coming to us from Assumption College who will be working on quantifying and manipulating the surface chemistry and physics of layered semiconductors.