Chemistry major, philosophy minor
Fayetteville, Ark., University of
Arkansas Chemistry Department
"At Hendrix I was perhaps inspired, maybe forced, or somehow convinced that I had to look at my academic strategy critically and decide for myself what I was doing with my four years."
I am a Graduate Assistant performing research and teaching duties as
part of my PhD program in Chemistry. My current Research focus/Project is
"Controlled Synthesis of Metal and Oxide Hybrid Nanoparticles for
I worked under Dr. Courtney Hatch, my project name was ": Effects of
mineral aerosol heterogeneous chemistry on ocean bioproductivity and
atmospheric chemistry and climate."
How Hendrix prepared me for success
At Hendrix I developed a strong and justified confidence in my research
skills. The liberal arts approach at Hendrix gave me the practical skills
required to navigate any chemistry lab, but also the critical thinking
experience to maintain a healthy skepticism, of published reports as well as my
own results, necessary to be a good scientist.
I can see myself happy in a wide variety of professions, though my first
choice would be to work at a place as wonderful as Hendrix College.
It's not too late to do what you want.