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The 2024 Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
Keynote Address: 4PM, Cook Auditorium
Student Award Ceremony: 5PM, Cook Auditorium
Student Poster Session: 5:30-7PM, ECSC (Garden & Ground levels)
We're thrilled to announce that Alexis Abramson, Dean of Thayer, will deliver this year's keynote address. A mechanical engineer and a leader in the field of sustainable energy, Dean Abramson's research has focused on developing nanomaterials for alternative energy technologies and solving energy efficiency problems. She is co-founder of a virtual energy audit start-up, Edifice Analytics. During the Obama administration, she served as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office. And she serves as a technical advisor for various venture firms investing in companies developing solutions to mitigate climate change.
Information will become available for student presenters at the end of winter term.
Information for 2024 participants will be available in the spring term!
1st place: Eva Legge '22, for biology work on how "access to belowground networks modulates seedling survival under different forest management types"
2nd place: Amanda Calhoun '23, for earth sciences research on "the influence of pH on crenarchaeol abundance: origins of an enigmatic archaeal lipid"
Jack Duranceau '23, for astronomy work on "discovering and characterization of exoplanetary system TOI3353"
Maia Madison '23, for biology research on "towards a universal flu vaccine: guiding the immune response with glycans"
Information on the Sophomore Scholarships will be available in the spring term!
Barbara E. Crute Memorial Internship: Annika Nikhar '26
Carol Folt Research Scholarship Award: Kaira Shlipak '26
WISP Research Engagement Award: Madeleine Saraisky '26 and Brennah Slaney '26
Infortmation on the award will be available in the spring term of 2024!
First year/sophomore category: Ash Chinta '26
Junior/senior category: Alyssa Fayerman '23