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Chemistry Major Tabbed for Scholarship to Pursue Graduate Work at OxfordFor 175 years, Albion College has been helping people prepare for professional life. In Laura Pollum’s case, Albion has provided the research opportunities, diversity of classes, and mentorship she needed to land an opportunity of a lifetime at the University of Oxford in England.
A chemistry major and physics minor from Ubly, Mich., Pollum has landed a Clarendon Scholarship – Wolfson College Graduate Scholarship that will provide a full scholarship and a living stipend while she pursues a doctoral degree in physical and theoretical chemistry. While there, she will work under the direction of Professor Tim Softley to research cold chemical reactions.
Video Shows Physics Students Levitating Metal Object
Dugan Karnazes, ‘12, Laura Pollum, ‘10, and Brandan Walters, ’12, worked as a team in the Physics 245 course during the spring semester to levitate a magnet using a synthetic electromagnetic field the students created. The project was based on a junior and senior level systems control project at MIT, but the Albion students took it a step further by introducing a function generator which allows the operator to control how far the magnet levitates from the sensor. A video produced by Tommy Kraft, ’13, shows Karnazes and Walters in action in the physics lab.
Albion's Alumni Engagement Effort Included in Free Press ArticleAlumni engagement is among the key components of the Albion Advantage, the College's four-year model of education for all students. Albion's efforts to connect with alumni, including the Sept. 18 "Albion Rocks the ‘D'" event, were included in a Aug. 23 story by Detroit Free Press education writer Lori Higgins. Sue VanWassenhove, Albion's associate vice president for annual giving and alumni engagement, and Jeff Petherick, '85, were quoted in the story. Click here for the story from the Free Press Web site.
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