2022 Symposium

Wetterhahn Science Symposium

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.

Keynote address: Professor Katherine A. Mirica

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.