Research

Chemistry scholar wins national undergraduate research award

57ab50_7b7dee489f0e4eae9b8cead28e13a0b8Senior 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.

sigma%20zeta%20logo-31Kelly, a Chemistry and History double major, received the award to support her research in “Acquisition and Analysis of Burn Data for Materials Coated with Non-brominated Flame-resistant Polymers”.

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.