Former Participants

2012

2012 group photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Zachary Bushman U. Wisconsin, Platteville Platteville, WI Cindy Berrie Will graduate in Spring 2013
Sonivette Colon-Rodriguez Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Ponce, PR Robert Dunn Will graduate in Spring 2014.
Grace Gast Luther College Decorah, IA Paul Hanson Will graduate in Spring 2014.
Ethan Harak Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO Shenqiang Ren Will graduate in Spring 2013
Rena Ingram Fort Valley State U. Fort Valley, GA Tim Jackson Will graduate in Spring 2014.
Sara Kahn University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Tom Prisinzano Will graduate in Fall 2013.
Shannon Krauss Keene State College Keene, NH Sue Lunte Will graduate in Spring 2013
Mitchell Newton University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Craig Lunte Will graduate in Spring 2015
Aaron Rudeen Bethel College North Newton, KS Minae Mure Will graduate in Spring 2013
Amy Rydeen Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA Jon Tunge Will graduate in Spring 2013
Chris Simwinga Pittsburg State U. Pittsburg, KS Craig Lunte Will graduate in Spring 2013
William Taylor Jackson State U. Jackson, MS Jeff Aube Will graduate in Spring 2013
Monica Trejo California State U. Stanislaus Turlock, CA Helena Malinakova Will graduate in Spring 2014.
Katee Wyant* Northwestern College Orange City, IA Carey Johnson Will graduate in Spring 2013
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-1004897 *Supported by NSF grant CHE-1124946 (Prof. Carey Johnson)

2011

2011 REU Group Photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Vanessa Breslin Mercer University Macon, GA Paul Hanson Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at UCLA
Gabrielle Callanan Benedictine College Atchison, KS Helena Malinakova Taking a year off after graduation; intends to apply to chemistry graduate programs
Kyle Denton Drake University Des Moines, IA Jeffrey Aubé Pursuing Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at Purdue University
Susi Eckelman Washington & Lee U. Lexington, VA Michael Johnson Taking a year off after graduation; intends to apply to chemistry graduate programs
Allie Hunter Beloit College Beloit, WI Brian Laird    Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Colorado, Boulder
Colin Pettegrew Northwest Missouri State U. Maryville, MO Ward Thompson Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Andrew Rogers Concordia University Seward, NE Michael Rubin Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley
Tyler Tommey Northwest Missouri State U. Maryville, MO Chris Elles Will graduate from college in spring 2013
Joshua Transmeier MidAmerica Nazarene U. Olathe, KS Tim Jackson Seeking employment in a chemistry-related field
Jordan Veness York College York, NE David Weis Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Nebraska
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-1004897

2010

2010 REU Group Photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Serena Baird Southwest Baptist U. Bolivar, MO Minae Mure Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Steven Chabolla California State U. Fresno, Tim Jackson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC San Diego
Justin Copeland Northwestern State U. Natchitoches, LA Heather Desaire Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of South Carolina
Kimberly Curell Lake Superior State U. Sault Ste. Marie, MI Michael Johnson Planning to enter Physician's Assistant program.
Anna DeLaRosa University of Dallas Dallas, TX Mikhail Barybin  and Cindy Berrie Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Texas A&M
Robert Ferguson Bradley University Peoria, IL Jeffrey Aubé Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Rice University
Michael Hogard Truman State U. Kirksville, MO Craig Lunte Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Nicholas Ruhs Quincy University Quincy, IL Helena Malinakova Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at Washington University, St. Louis
Christa Snyder Wittenberg U. Springfield, OH Susan Lunte Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at Indiana University
Gregory Suryn Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Paul Hanson Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at at UC Irvine
Andrew Topham†† Southwestern College Winfield, KS Jon Tunge Applying to medical school
Joe Varberg Rockhurst U. Kansas City, MO Chris Elles In Ph.D. Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Nils Wittenbrink* Bielefeld University Gütersloh, Germany Mikhail Barybin Pursuing Ph.D. in Chemistry at Bielefeld University
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-1004897 ††Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-0649246 *Supported by the American Chemical Society International REU (iREU) program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

2009

2009 REU Group Photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Kevin Bane Dana College Blaire, NE Tim Jackson Seeking employment
Marian Breuer* Jacobs University Bremen, Germany Brian Laird Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at University College, London
Isaak Daniels Augustana College Rock Island, IL Krzysztof Kuczera Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Kate Eshelman Wagner College Staten Island, NY Heather Desaire Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Jesse Kern Baker University Baldwin, KS Ward Thompson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Joanna Loh-Kejun Nanyang Technological U. Singapore Paul Hanson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Jeremy Moore Greenville College Greenville, IL Ward Thompson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Washington U., St. Louis
Maricarmen Pintado-Gonzalez University Autonoma de Guadalajara Tabasco, Mexico Mario Rivera Research Asst., Biotechnology Inst., Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Britney Ridl Dickinson State U. Dickinson, ND Cindy Berrie Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Andrew Riley Ohio Wesleyan U. Delaware, OH Helena Malinakova Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Mary Tan Mei Ling Nanyang Technological U. Singapore Paul Hanson M.S., Industrial Chemistry, National U., Singapore.
R&D Chemist at Clearlab Singapore
Sara Wenzel Monmouth College Monmouth, IL Michael Johnson Business Analyst at Bioscience & Technology Business Center, Lawrence, KS
Dana Daugherty Bethel College North Newton, KS Jon Tunge Seeking employment
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-0649246 *Supported by the American Chemical Society International REU (iREU) program and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

2008

2008 REU Group Photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Kelli Bryant Southwestern College Winfield, KS Minae Mure Pursuing Pharm.D. at the University of Kansas
Derek Denning St. Michael's College Colchester, VT Jeff Aube Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Maryland
Lucas Derry Northwest Missouri State U. Maryville, MO Paul Hanson Seeking employment in a chemistry-related field
Christopher Diebold Washington & Lee University Lexington, VA Tim Jackson M.S. in Commerce, U. Virginia (2010). Proposal manager at MAXIMUS
Jordan Dreiling Fort Hays State U. Hays, KS Richard Givens Physician's Assistant in
Irving, TX
Thomas Johnson Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Helena Malinakova Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
David Morris Hastings College Hastings, NE Jon Tunge
Carly Sutterland Northwest Missouri State U. Maryville, MO Carey Johnson Pursuing Pharm.D. at University of Nebraska Medical Center (class of 2013)
Kellie Silcio Southeastern Louisiana U. Tickfaw, LA Michael Johnson Music promoter in Charlottesville, VA
Christopher Smith University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Mikhail Barybin Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Minnesota
Joanna Thielen University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN Heather Desaire
Jason Streit Newman University Wichita, KS Ward Thompson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Rice University
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-0649246

2007

2007 group photo

Participant UG School Location REU Mentor Current Status
Elizabeth Brisbois Concordia University Seward, NE Michael Johnson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Michigan
Brittany Cole Spelman College Atlanta, GA Helena Malinakova M.S., Medical Science, Hampton U.  Employed in the medical field in Norfolk, VA
Garrett Glover Missouri State U. Springfield, MO Mikhail Barybin M.S., Chemistry, Colorado State U.; Research Associate at Telmar Inc., Ft. Collins, CO
Joel Melby University of Evansville Evansville, IN Robert Dunn Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at University of Illinois
Alex Nolan Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN Paul Hanson Obtained M.S. in Chemistry from U. Wisconsin, Madison
Cassandra Norton Emporia State University Emporia, KS Ward Thompson M.S., Chemistry, University of Kansas. Scientist at Hospira Inc., McPherson, KS
Miranda Paley Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Jon Tunge Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Irvine
James Partridge Drury University Springfield, MO Minae Mure Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Pavel Ryabchuk Moscow State U. Moscow, Russia Helena Malinakova Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Kansas
Joel Starch John Brown U. Siloam Springs, AR Paul Hanson Pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Georgia Tech.
Helen Telila Cottey College Nevada, MO Richard Givens Writer/Producer, Los Angeles CA
Paul VanderVelde Hope College Holland, MI Paul Hanson J.D. candidate, University of Illinois
Supported by NSF-REU grant CHE-0649246

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