Walsh Fellows Spending the Summer with Science

Posted by: on May 9, 2014   |Comment (1)|Students

Chemistry-0260.jpgAs Commencement nears and we pay tribute to another extraordinary class of seniors, we couldn’t let the opportunity to celebrate a few returning students pass by.

This summer, the first-ever Walsh Student Research Fellows will be conducting research on campus. The fellowships are named for the late Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon., a leading PC donor who bequeathed $6.5 million to the College for scientific scholarships, academic enrichment opportunities, and the College’s first endowed academic chair in the sciences.

Each fellowship supports student research with a $4,000 stipend for the student, $500 for supplies, and a $1,000 stipend for a faculty mentor. Students also receive preferred on-campus housing rates.

The inaugural Walsh Fellows are

  • Emma Beer ’16 [Spencer, Mass.]
  • Alexander Devanny ’15 [New Fairfield, Conn.]
  • Michelle Ouellette ’16 [Andover, Mass.]
  • Jonathan Varelas ’15 [Madison, Conn.]

Beer, a biology and English double major, will be researching “The Role of Hfq in the Oxidative Stress Response of Shewanella oneidensis in Late Stationary Phase” under the direction of Dr. Brett Pellock, assistant professor of biology.

Devanny, a chemistry major, will be researching “Solution Dynamics of Osmium Pentacarbonyl in Alcohol Solvents” with Dr. Christopher Laperle, associate professor of chemistry.

Ouellette, a biology major, will be researching “Generation of Genomically Tagged IDH1 for in vivo Analysis of Gliomas in Drosophila, with Dr. Marla Tipping, assistant professor of biology.

Varelas, a chemistry major, will be researching “Synthesis of 3, 4 Annulated B-Carbolines Via Palladium Catalysis” with Dr. Seann Mulcahy, assistant professor of chemistry.

More on the Walsh Fellows will be written this summer. Stay tuned.

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Posted by: on May 9, 2014   |Comment (1)|Students