They have been analyzing residues from smoking pipes excavated from archaeological sites in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Alabama for year, and they now have published a paper describing their discovery.
Rhodes senior Matthew Huber and alumna Kayla Wilson have been offered the fellowships, following a national competition. The new awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants.
Rhodes was represented at the 255th American Chemical Society National Conference attended by more than 10,000 chemists from around the world.
Emily Sanders ’20 won an award for Outstanding Poster Presentation, and Andrea Pajarillo ’18 won an award for outstanding Oral Presentation.
As a former recipient of the foundation’s STEM scholarship, Fratt had the honor of introducing the keynote speaker, Dr. Dava Newman, former deputy administrator of NASA.
College Raptor, an online resource that helps prospective college students explore college options, recently ranked Rhodes No. 10 among schools across the country as a “Hidden Gem for Women in STEM.”
The award, totaling $294,000 with Dr. Keri Colabroy of Muhlenberg College, supports collaborative research of an unstudied family of enzymes related to biofuel production.
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