Graduating high school at 16 is no easy feat. For Jessica Etter, it also meant the additional challenge of starting college at 17. Etter started her journey as an Oregon State University chemistry student with the goal of becoming a forensic scientist, however, she has since found a passion for research and will be starting a Ph.D. at Oregon State this fall.
For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.
Honors college senior Alice Lulich graduates with three years of inorganic chemistry research experience on metal organic frameworks (MOFs), versatile compounds with diverse environmental and medical applications.
Molly Austin is a fourth year chemistry major and plans on going into a physician assistant’s program after graduation. She began doing research in winter term of her freshman year in Sandra Loesgen’s lab, which focused on natural products.
Getting involved in undergraduate research was something Noah knew he wanted to experience, and he reached out to organic chemistry professor Chris Beaudry expressing enthusiasm for his current research project. Now he is a valuable member of the Beaudry lab group and thrilled to be helping to drive this valuable research forward.