Summer research has ended and the 2021–2022 school year is about to start, let’s congratulate all of our summer researchers!
F-to-B: Glori Miranda-Mendez, Nate Keyes, Michelle Frasch, Julia Martin, Emma Pellerin, Abby Berube, Cal Lebak, Bekah Rothacher, and Ryan Hanna
L-to-R: Ryan Hanna, Bekah Rothacher, Glori Miranda-Mendez, Nate Keyes, Michelle Frasch, Julia Martin, Emma Pellerin, Abby Berube, and Cal Lebak
Masks are again the order of the day, and that’s tough at lunchtime. Congratulations to all for the great progress and camaraderie developed over the last ten weeks. Not pictured: Angel Fernandez-Sorondo.
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!
The NSF offered fourth-year undergrad Jocelyn Mendes a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award for graduate studies. Jocelyn’s award comes in the Division of Chemistry in the “Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanism” topic area. Congratulations Jocelyn!
Congratulations to Alex Carl on his successful Ph.D. defense. Dr. Carl will be moving to the greater-Portland area to start a job at Intel in November. Congratulations!
|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!
Jocelyn Mendes has been awarded a 2020 STAR fellowship for summer research through the School of Arts and Sciences. Thanks to Dean Jean King and all of those in her office who made this fellowship possible, and congratulations Jocelyn!
Now to figure out how to do research in the summer of 2020…
Welcome Angela Bui and Frances Yau who are researching with the group through the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU program and the Advanced Materials and Processes for a Resilient Society REU, respectively. You can learn all about Angela and Frances from their group pages.
Welcome to WPI and to the Grimmgroup!
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!
Congratulations to Jocelyn and Kat on receiving a WPI EREE fellowship and a spot in the NSF-funded REU site: Developing a Clean Energy Future, respectively.
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.