Kelley Wilson Dwyer, a junior chemistry major, was one of 39 students from across the United States selected to spend the 1998 spring semester at Argonne National Laboratory (outside of Chicago) conducting research. Kelley's project involves the adsorption of arsenic onto soils--in June she will be conducting experiments using the Advanced Photon Source--the most intense X-Ray source in the world--to determine the valence states of arsenic adsorbed onto soil. Kelley was also selected to receive a summer fellowship to continue her work at Argonne through August 1998.
April Atkinson, a sophomore chemistry major, was awarded a summer research fellowship with the Department of Pharmacology at the USC College of Medicine. She will be studying the molecular mechanism of steroid hormone action by evaluating their effects on chloride channel transmission.
Michael Brown, a junior chemistry major, was awarded a summer fellowship to conduct biomedical research at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston this summer.
Laura McDuffie, a sophomore chemistry minor, was awarded a summer research position with Argonne National Laboratory where she will be working on the effects of radiation on cells and developing a database.
Lisa Miller, a sophomore chemistry major, was awarded a summer fellowship to conduct research this summer at the Photosynthesis Research Center at Arizona State University.
Jeff Muscik, a junior minoring in chemistry, was awarded a summer research fellowship in biochemistry with the National Institutes of Health.
Mariusz Puszczynski, a junior chemistry major, was awarded a summer fellowship to conduct research this summer at Wake Forest University where he will be investigating the influence of calcium ions on muscle movements.
Laura McDuffie, a sophomore who has recently decided to major in chemistry, was just awarded a research fellowship to spend the 1998 fall semester at Argonne National Lab to continue her work on the genetic effects of radiation.