WHAT THEY LEARNED: Nora Weathers ’16

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Nora Weathers ’16

Inspired by a topic from her Superlab course, the chemistry major and environmental studies minor researched the long-term reservoirs of pesticide DDT—which has been banned for almost 50 years in the U.S.—in salt marsh sediment.

Where They’re Headed: Alana Thurston ’16

Where They’re Headed: Alana Thurston ’16

After she finishes her six-week ecological field and lab work at the Toolik Lake field station in Alaska, Alana Thurston ‘16 will become a laboratory and field technician at Drexel University’s Patrick Center for Environmental Research.

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Erin Berlew ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Erin Berlew ’15

Working in the lab of Assistant Professor Lou Charkoudian ’03, the chemistry major helped create a type II polyketide catalog, which identified 78 polyketides of known producing sequence and structure and indexed key pieces of information about each of these molecules.