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Summer '19

Principle Investigator

J. Scott Niezgoda, PhD
Postdoc: Dr. Joshua Choi, University of Viginia
Grad School: Dr. Sandra Rosenthal, Vanderbilt University
Undergrad: Saint Joseph's University

Hometown: Hartly, DE
Spirit Animal: Owl
Favorite Element: Copper
Dream Car: Ferrari F40
Fun Fact: Used to play in a band (we clearly weren't that good)


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Griffin Spence, Chemistry, 2019

Currently: Ph.D. program in Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Erica Litle, Chemistry, 2020

Currently: University of Arizona Law School

Jordan Butt, Chemistry/Bio/Math, 2021

Currently: Ph.D. program in Chemistry, University of Rochester

Lucas Tortella, Physics, 2022

Currently: applying for Ph.D. program, nuclear science

Current Students


Madgee Pierre-Louis, Chemistry, 2024

Hometown: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Spirit Animal: Elephant
Favorite Element: Copper
Dream Car: White Jeep
Fun Fact: I am fluent in three languages. (English, French, and Creole)

Research Bio: 


Justin Davis, Chemistry, 2024

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Spirit Animal: Wolf
Favorite Element: Cobalt
Dream Car: Dodge Challenger
Fun Fact: I am a second degree adult black belt. 

Research Bio: 


Tori Petner, Chemistry, 2023

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Spirit Animal: Bumble Bee
Favorite Element: Arsenic
Dream Car: White Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Convertible
Fun Fact: My first job was at a funeral home.

Research Bio: 


Reid Hartman, Chemical Biology, 2023

Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Spirit Animal: Lion
Favorite Element: Carbon
Dream Car: Tesla Model S
Fun Fact: I play guitar and piano. I am the meme king.

Research Bio: 

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