Attending the National Brownfields Conference helped me to realize the potential of Brownfield sites.
Growing up in Vietnam, I have always had an interest in herbal medicines and their interactions with Western medications.
Most of our research is done at the nano scale and utilizing a material called graphene – that is, we study and create objects that are about a billionth the size of baseball bat.
The feeling of independence in the lab was invigorating, and although I was only doing basic experiments, it felt good to know that I was doing them without the guidance of a professor or TA.
The undergraduate research I am doing is fueling my passion for science and I highly suggest anyone considering doing research to find an opportunity to do it.
After taking organic chemistry, I had an opportunity to synthesize compounds with my professor, Dr. Oyinda Oyelaran, in order to understand the effect of human host blood type on malaria susceptibility.