Graduating Senior : Joseph McEachon

And the second (and last) 2020 graduate of the Pollock lab is chemistry major Joseph McEachon. Joseph joined the research lab during his first year at UR. I like to say that he was chosen to join the lab for 2 main reasons: 1) He is a man and the rest of the lab...

Graduating Senior : Cassidy Hilton

It is that time of the year again, when seniors are finishing up their coursework and preparing for the next steps in their careers. This year is a particularly strange one with COVID-19 impacting higher education (and the entire world!). Our seniors are not on campus...

Holiday Party 2019

Every year, I enjoy hosting the Pollock lab research students for a short study break filled with good food and fun conversation. It typically takes place the Sunday before finals begin. Last year, we were snowed out (in Virginia?!?) but this year it went on as...

Tekniska Museet Stockholm Trip

As part of my project while studying abroad to observe how science is presented to the public in other countries, I traveled to Stockholm two weekends ago. There, I visited Tekniska Museet or The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology. Compared to the...

SERMACS 2019

This post is a little late, but in mid-October, 7 students and I traveled to Savannah, GA to attend and present at SERMACS. I was able to give two invited talks – one on Joseph and Hyejin’s boronic esters project and another on empowering undergraduate...

Edinburgh Dynamic Earth Museum Trip

I decided to use my scholar stipend while studying abroad to explore two different science museums to observe how science is presented to the public in other countries. Two weekends ago, I traveled to Edinburgh to visit the Dynamic Earth Museum. The museum explores...
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