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Mentorship of the Month: Dr. Judith Jenkins and Kylie Sizemore

Mentorship of the Month: Dr. Judith Jenkins and Kylie Sizemore

I had Dr. Jenkins in my Freshman year for CHE 110 and ASO 100. I had asked her to be my mentor halfway through the semester because she taught the ASO course I took and I felt like I knew her a little better than a random assigned adviser. She agreed and help me plan out my next few semesters. She then sent me an email before winter break asking me to join her research group and briefly explained her project, and now here we are.


I have been involved in this one project since my freshman year, last spring. Dr. Jenkins had us start with simpler things and we have been slowly building on as we go to make new advances in this project.


We first presented our work as a poster at the UP showcase last spring. Even though we didn't have much, Dr. Jenkins encouraged us to present because it was a great experience. We then took that same poster to UK for their spring presentation showcase. After that we received word from Dr. Jenkins over the summer that we had been accepted for the grant we had applied for. We then proceeded and made a new poster for the KAS conference at Louisville in the fall where we received third place in the Organic/Inorganic division of posters for Undergraduates. This spring we made a poster to present at Posters at the Capitol in Frankfort, and we are currently working on a poster and an oral presentation of our work for the National ACS conference out in San Francisco in April.

Published on April 04, 2017

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