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"By the time I graduate, I will have published two papers."

I chose Claremont McKenna because I wanted a small college where I could get to know my professors and have them know me. I was also attracted to the JSD concept because it meant that as an undergraduate Iā€™d be able to do hands-on research. I appreciate the opportunity to be advised by accomplished faculty, to design my own experiments, and to have such strong facilities in which to work.

By the time I graduate, I will have published two papers: one in organic chemistry ā€“ my first love ā€“ and one in physical science. While my thesis is in neuroscience, I did a summer research project in chemistry in which I compared various methods for promoting the oxidative coupling of phenols, which is key to developing ligands in metallic chemistry. I was able to test a brand new method that involves microwave irradiation. My research showed that this new method was superior, yielding better product more efficiently and in less time.



Sharday Grant '11
School: Claremont McKenna
Major: Neuroscience


Philip Geurin '11

Sharday Grant '11

Rachel King '12

Dr. Greg Moneta '76

Helen Kim '12

Jon Steck '13

Gabe Rocklin '07

Nicole Duggan '10

Dr. Susan Celniker '75

Dean David E. Hansen