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Internships and Scholarships
What WOU Students Are Doing in Chemistry:
Andrew Leingang – Andrew was awarded a prestigious WOU CiP Internship to serve as an Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Assistant withing the CH100 series course in the Department of Chemistry. Currently, Andrew served as the Peer Led Teaching and Learning (PLTL) facilitator for the CH100 series. Within this position, Andrew taught a one hour recitation section to WOU students enrolled in the CH100 series. Andrew has also been involved in Undergraduate Chemistry Research studying the insecticidal effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens on the development and growth of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
Anton Lemeza – Anton served as a student intern at Kerr Concentrates, Inc in Salem Oregon. During his internship, Anton served as a Quality Control Inspector with the company regularly sampling the products at various stages of production to ensure product quality. QC measures include alcohol content, citric acid content, specific gravity, Brix values and color using UV-Vis Spectrophotometry.
Zach Rozinek – Zach served as an Undergraduate Research Intern with Dr. John Mata at the Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, OR. Within Dr. Mata’s laboratory, Zach gained experience establishing human hematopoetic stem cell lines in tissue culture, and then using these lines to determine gene expression patterns using real time PCR. Dr. Mata has special interest in determining if age, lifestyle and socioeconomic factors affect telomere length and can be used as a predictive indicator for diseases of aging
Richelle McDaniel – Richelle received a WOU CiP Internship from the Chemistry Department to participate in a job shadowing experience with Isaac Hendler, M.A.C. at Integrative Acupuncture and Natural Therapeutics in Corvallis, OR. During the internship, Richelle learned about alternative medical practices, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, that patients use to integrate with Western medicine treatment strategies.
Steven Korecki – Steven was awarded a WOU CiP Internship for Undergraduate Teaching in Chemistry. In addition to his excellent skills in the classroom, Steven was also involved in curriculum development within the course. Steven developed a new laboratory activity for the CH104 section, and converted several worksheet assignments into interactive, online activities.