Nicole Snyder – NSF Grant Award Announcement

Chemistry professor Nicole Snyder

Associate Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder will lead twelve Davidson College students to engage in high-impact research opportunities in Düsseldorf, Germany in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Dr. Laura Hartmann at the Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU), thanks to a three-year, $299,915 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Awarded in March, Davidson in Düsseldorf: Glycopolymer Research in Düsseldorf, Germany, provides undergraduate students “training in carbohydrate chemistry, polymer chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, and biochemical and biophysical techniques that will enhance their education and prepare them for a competitive international workforce.”

Professor Snyder enjoys “involving undergraduate students in my research, I have mentored nearly 50 over the past eight years. Three quarters of those students have gone on to pursue graduate work and/or medical training at some of the top institutions in the U.S.” 

The National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) and International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) programs award projects that “engage a group of undergraduate students in active, high quality collaborative research, to develop world-class research skills in an international cohort experience.”

Professor Snyder also serves as Assistant Dean for Research and Creative Works.

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