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Jennifer Higgins '07, Colorado State DVM Program '11
conditions similar to humans, and this type
of research may soon hold the key to the
fight against cancer and the evolution of
Cutting Edge Instrumentation at Middlebury
inaugural McKnight Prize for excellence
in undergraduate chemistry research:
"As a science major at Middlebury, I
used cutting-edge instrumentation on
my own, while students at other schools
either had never heard about these
instruments, or are not allowed to use
them without supervision or standing and waiting in line first."
James Mack '95, Ph.D. University of New Hampshire '00
Professor Mack is a physical organic chemist
with the University of Cincinnati. His research
involves designing greener synthesis through mechanochemistry.
Michelle Personick '09, Northwestern Ph.D. Program '13
"My Middlebury Chemistry education has better prepared me
for grad school because I had the experience of carrying
out an involved, independent research project from
beginning to end without the constant supervision of a
graduate student. I've had significantly more writing and
presentation experience than the majority of my peers,
and my professors have commented on the strength of my writing abilities."
Bobby Levine '08, Ph.D. Program, University of Michigan '13
While at Middlebury, Bobby investigated the use of
microalgae to treat wastewater and produce biofuels.
He has been awarded several graduate fellowships.
He is pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering
at the University of Michigan.
Amanda Hakemian '02, Ph.D. Chemistry, Northwestern '08
"I teach a General, Organic and Biochemistry
sequence designed for nursing majors, as
well as a sophomore-level organic chemistry
lab for chemistry majors and pre-professional
students. I'm also an advisor to nursing majors."
Amanda is an Assistant Professor at the University
of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County.
Will Motley '06, Oxford/NIH Ph.D. program '10
Will was awarded a Marshall Scholarship
to attend Oxford University and is
currently working on his Ph.D. in neurogenetics.