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Time Point Studies and Research Conferences

By • Oct 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The month of October has flown by and been full of many time points and learning about the research of scientists in the solar energy field! The major challenge I’ve faced this semester continues to be coordinating with other students to get time points taken. Coordinating between classes and activities has proved tricky and is…
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Continuing momentum into September!

By • Sep 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  September has been a busy month getting back into the swing of classes and research. Thankfully, Ryan and Megan have been able to help me a lot with my photochemistry experiments! Between the three of us, we are generally able to coordinate taking time points throughout the day to make collecting data possible. Over…
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End of the Summer and Starting a New Semester!

By • Aug 28th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The end of the summer research session earlier this month came and went very quickly! As usual, there was a lot to get done and it felt like I could have used another week. With that said, I am very happy with the progress made this summer in my research project! I was able to…
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Another month down and nearing the end of summer research!

By • Aug 1st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

What a month! It is hard to believe that it is the end of July, much less nearing the last days of summer research. The summer has really flown by! During this month I’ve been very productive and made a lot of progress in my thesis research. We were able to set up a second…
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A productive start to the summer

By • Jun 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

It has been a great first month in lab this summer, with a lot of learning and even some fun on the side. The first few weeks were the hardest with learning how to set up photochemistry experiments. My last project was more focused on electrochemistry, so the photochemistry set-up was new. With that said,…
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Sulfinato Iron(III) Complex for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation

By • Apr 13th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! My name is Carolyn and I’m a rising senior at the College majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Hispanic Studies. This summer I am continuing my work in Dr. McNamara’s inorganic chemistry lab. My project investigates the potential of a sulfinato iron(III) complex to be used as a catalyst for artificial photosynthesis. Artificial…
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