2022 Symposium

Wetterhahn Science Symposium

Barring any change in circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to hosting the 30th Annual Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium in person on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Hanover Inn. The keynote address will take place in the Hayward Lounge at 4PM, followed by the student poster session from 5-7PM.

This event is free and open to the public.

Keynote address: Professor Katherine A. Mirica

UGAR is thrilled to announce that Katherine Mirica, Associate Professor of Chemistry, will deliver 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.