Senior Kelly Jacobson ’17 is one of only 21 students nationwide to win a Sigma Zeta Student Research Award from the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society. Established in 2011, the awards help to fund undergraduate student research projects.
In 2014, Kelly joined the on-campus Polymer Organic Chemistry Research Group, led by chemistry professor Dr. Gregory Gabriel. In her role as a research assistant, Kelly elucidated the antibacterial properties of novel cationic polymers and their silver nanoparticle complexes.
Kelly is on the Dean’s List and is president of Oglethorpe’s Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Zeta and the Oglethorpe Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Her goal is to become a professor.