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Puzzles in Polymers: Joe Thomas, '14, at BASF

Joe Thomas, '14


"If you use sunscreen, detergents, paint, garden-care products or a car, chances are you own something that uses BASF technology," writes chemistry major Joe Thomas, '14. "BASF is the largest chemical company in the world, but not many people know their name because they don’t put out many products straight to the shelves. It has more than 40 U.S. operations, and I'm spending the summer with BASF’s Wyandotte site in the High Temperature Polymerization Group."

Kayleigh Harvey, '15: Managing Horses on Mackinac Island

Kayleigh Harvey, '15

Kayleigh Harvey, '15
"One of the best parts of my summer job is meeting with my bosses. I'm the barn manager for the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center and we do a lot of event planning while we're on rides. The trail is a great place to think, and I have been given some of the best advice I have ever received on them."

Sanders, '15, Recognized in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Stephanie Sanders, '15

Stephanie Sanders
Stephanie Sanders, ’15, a double-major in chemistry and mathematics at Albion College, was recognized this spring as an honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Education.

Metz, Honors Class Featured in Chemistry Publication

Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, Albion College

Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, Albion College
Kevin Metz, assistant professor of chemistry, was featured in a recent article in Chemical & Engineering News, a magazine and website produced by the American Chemical Society. The article, "Lab Lessons for Reluctant Chemists," explored three innovative examples of undergraduate chemistry offerings geared toward students not interested in a career in chemistry, including Metz's honors course, Great Issues in Science: Nanoscience.

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