My second summer at Davidson, and I was joined by three new students after everyone from last summer left me in dust going off to awesome new opportunities! This was the summer right after the birth of my daughter, and admittedly, I was not around as much. Therefore, don’t expect as many great photos….
Davidson has had it’s second campus-wide research symposium, and the Anstey lab was well-represented. Jennie, Claudia, Lucas, Nick, Nathan, and Cole all presented posters on the work they’ve done over the past academic year.
I always thought batteries were a done deal. They worked, there were lots of them, and they’ve been around since the 1800s! But the more I studied, the more I realized that we still have many reasons to continue to develop and perfect the next generation of batteries. This class puts an emphasis on places where chemistry can make a big impact. We made and pulled apart all sorts of batteries, and here are the pictures to prove it!
At the start of each Fall semester, there is a small research symposium to show off all the great work that was happening over the summer. Jennie, Claudia, Nathan, and Alex were my first summer group, and it could not have been better. The group was hard-working, excited, and cohesive. What more could you want!? I hope I will always be this lucky.
This first summer, for me, was a much more hectic time than I expected. Training new people in the daily grind of a chemistry lab along with describing some of the finer points of the science made for some exhausting days. But I wouldn’t have traded for the world! Everyone pitched in, took initiative, and stayed safe! Enjoy these photos from the summer.