The Department of Chemistry News

Abby Jennings, a fifth-year graduate student working for Professor David Son, was recently awarded a NASA Texas Space Grant Fellowship for a third consecutive year.  This competitive fellowship program was established to encourage graduate studies in space science and engineering.  Abby was one of only twenty students statewide to win a fellowship this year, and she was the sole recipient in the field of chemistry.  Each fellowship consists of a $5000 award.  Abby has synthesized new sulfur-containing compounds for degradable crosslinked networks, and is also investigating the synthesis of highly branched molecules called dendrimers.  The list of 2013-14 NASA fellowship winners can be found here: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/grants/2013/fellows.html.