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Chemistry

Research Fellowships

Washington College students majoring in chemistry are eligible for the following research fellowships:

Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows

The Douglass Cater Society of Junior fellows rewards creativity, initiative and intellectual curiosity with generous grants to support self-directed undergraduate research and scholarship anywhere in the world. Students interested in the program should click here to learn more.

John S. Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows Program

The John S. Toll Fellowship Program funds student-faculty collaborative research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. In addition to research opportunities, seminars and field drips during the academic year, students in the Toll Fellows program may have the opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer research experience guided by a Washington College faculty member. Students participating in the summer research program receive a generous stipend, housing allowance and research supply budget.

Recent student research supported by the Cater Society and the Toll Fellows program:
  • Cater Society Internship

    With funding from the Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Matthew Streeter ’13 completed summer research on campus with Professor Aaron Amick, and off-campus with Professor Alanna Schepartz at Yale University. With Amick, Streeter worked to develop a palladium-catalyzed indenoannulation method for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. With Schepartz, Streeter performed chemical biology research on beta-peptides. This fall, Streeter will begin graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry at Yale University.

  • Campus Research-Enzyme VHR

    Kelly Bird ’15 completed a research internship on campus with Professor James Lipchock, investigating the structure and function of the enzyme VHR during the summer of 2013. Kelly also was recently named to the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championship Stewards’ All-Academic Team.

  • Campus Research-Enzyme PHPT1

    During the summer of 2013, Corinne Staub ’14 completed a research internship on campus with Professor James Lipchock, investigating the mechanism of the enzyme phosphohistidine phosphatase 1 (PHPT1).

  • Campus Research-PAH Synthesis

    During the summer of 2013, Kyriakos Atmatzidis ’15 and Sara Martin ’14 completed a research internship on campus with Professor Aaron Amick, developing a palladium-catalyzed indenoannulation method for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

  • Campus Research-PAH Synthesis

    During the summer of 2012, Kristen Wille ’13 completed a research internship on campus with Professor Aaron Amick, developing a palladium-catalyzed indenoannulation method for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Wille is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.