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Kaleigh Ryan Wins 1st Place Poster Session Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science
We are pleased to announce that our student, Kaleigh Ryan (’19), won first place for her poster titled “Synthesis of Poly(quinoline) Derivatives via [4+2]-Cycloadditions” at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Conference in Orlando, FL. Kaleigh presented her poster in the undergraduate poster session of the POLY division along with approximately 50 other students on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Along with this award, Kaleigh received a $500 gift check sponsored by the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of POLY. She was honored at the POLY/PMSE award session on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, along with several well-known and key scientists in the field of polymer chemistry, including Tim Swagger and Craig Hawker. The ACS National Conference is among the largest chemistry conferences in the world and the POLY division is one of its most prestigious. We are all very proud of Kaleigh and her accomplishments, so if you see her, please express your congratulations!
Kaleigh Ryan - Honorable Mention for Goldwater Scholarship
Kaleigh Ryan, a current Junior in the Pforzheimer Honors College in PLV majoring in Chemistry with minors in Neuroscience and Mathematics, has been named as an Honorable Mention in this year's Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Competition. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Scholarship Program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
Kaleigh worked with Jenny Irwin from the Division for Student Success throughout the Goldwater Scholarship application process. The 2018 Goldwater competition had a total of 1280 nominees, with 211 students being names as scholars and an addition 281 students names as honorable mentions. Students who are nominated who do not receive a scholarship but who show particular promise will be recognized with an Honorable Mention. Students who receive an Honorable Mention do not receive financial support.
Kaleigh has been conducting research with Dr. Joseph Krumpfer since the second semester of her freshman year. She has also been a part of the Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Program, treasurer of the American Chemical Society Pace Student Chapter, and works as a tutor in mathematics, chemistry, and physics in the Learning Assistance Center. She plans to earn a Ph.D. in chemical research and pursue a career in organic chemistry with a heavy focus on drug synthesis. Through this work, Kaleigh hopes to make a positive impact on individuals suffering from physical, mental, or emotional disorders.
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