10 Female Students Funded for Science Research by Luce Foundation

Ten women participating in summer research in the Hamilton College Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics departments have been recognized as Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars. Funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and matching funds from Hamilton College, these awards provide stipends and funding for equipment, supplies, and travel to encourage women to either begin or continue research projects in the three disciplines. Recipients, their faculty mentors and project names are: Chemistry Alex Betrus ’19 (mentor: Max Majireck) “Development of Transannular Hydroamination Strategies for the Synthesis of Pyrrolizidines and Related Nitrogen Heterocycles.”  Betrus will continue her research on a synthetic approach toward neurologically active alkaloids. Helen Lin ’19 (mentor: Robin Kinnel) “Peptidomimetic Drug Leads Related to Alphafetoprotein.” Lin will continue research on synthesizing peptidomimetic derivatives of the active…


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