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The 30th Annual Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Hanover Inn. The keynote address (which may be found online here) preceeded a student poster session of over 130 undergraduates presented their science research.
Katherine Mirica, Associate Professor of Chemistry, delivered this year's keynote address, "From Molecules to Materials: Molecular Engineering of Emergent Function in the Solid State."
Professor Mirica is a materials chemist who came to Dartmouth in 2015 after competing a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. She received her BS in chemistry from Boston College and her PhD in chemistry from Harvard University. Her research group applies experimental strategies in materials chemistry to global challenges in healthcare and the environment. They place a particular emphasis on the design and synthesis of responsive materials that are compatible with electronic sensing devices. Among the many awards recognizing her strengths as a scholar, Professor Mirica was given the 2021 Karen E. Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Creative or Scholarly Achievement, making her a fitting keynote speaker for the Wetterhahn Science Symposium.
The undergraduate poster session will be held from 5-7PM on May 25, 2022, in the Hanover Inn. Registered presenters will be assigned poster space in the Grand Ballroom, For-Sayre Room, and the upper and lower lounge areas.
Registration will be open until May 11. Please reserve your space soon, as it is limited!
The Competition will be judged on the day of the symposium by a panel of Sigma Xi members. The judges' evaluations are based on the quality and quantity of research and the effectiveness of the student's presentation.
The winners of the competition are announced at the end of the virtual keynote address. The award-winning powerpoints from the competition will be posted below by June 15. The winners also receive cash awards.
All seniors who participate in this competition and complete their thesis are nominated for Associate Membership in Sigma Xi. The competition is sponsored by the Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
More details to follow.
The winners of the Crute and Folt awards are announced at the Wetterhahn Symposium. These two scholarships allow highly motivated and deserving Dartmouth WISP interns to continue their research and mentoring experience during their sophomore year. Selected students continue their research with their first-year WISP mentor. Criteria for each award can be found on the Sophomore Scholarships: Crute & Folt webpage.
The WISP Research Engagement Award recognizes a WISP Intern who have exhibited sustained engagement and enthusiasm about learning through research.
The Library Research Award is sponsored by the Dartmouth College Library and the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library. The competition is open to all students who present a poster at the Wetterhahn Symposium.