Amber traveled to San Francisco and presented some of her research and our lab’s results at the ACS Conference. Picture creds to her sister, Anna.
Please note, these positions have been filled. Profiles of our new researchers to come….
The Organic Energy Storage Laboratory at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, MI is posting a full-time position for a Research Laboratory Chemist. The candidate will perform original research in energy storage involving organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry and spectroscopy.
This position will also assist with the lab’s summer internship program, working with undergraduate interns and their research projects.
A successful candidate will consider organic chemistry their favorite class and lab, and enjoy synthesis and working in a lab setting. Chemistry degree preferred, recent graduates feel free to apply.
Send cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation to Laura Ives at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeshore Advantage put together a great video highlighting Jolt, the energy storage company using the technology developed by Tom Guarr and the OESLab. It also provides a peek into the lab and the pilot plant here at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute.
Thank you Michigan Economic Development Corporation for having Jolt present at the North American Battery Show Planet M booth on their technology and it’s contribution to moving Michigan forward as the place to be for innovations in mobility.
We got some very positive comments on our anonymous intern evaluations from last summer. Here are a few…
Q: Did you find the experience valuable?
A: This was one of the best experiences I’ve had that allowed me to see the environment that an organic chemist might be working in.
A: I learned a lot about synthesis techniques and the importance of reproduceable results. I also learned a lot about reaction planning and time management. Overall, a very valuable experience.
Q: What did you like most about the summer research experience?
A: I enjoyed the freedom to make a lot of research decisions independently while periodically checking in with Dr. Guarr. I also like the freedom to get our 40 hours in many different ways.
A: The freedom to go in new directions with the project and being able to work with other students so that you could ask their opinions when making certain decisions.
A: Learning about how what we’re doing in this lab will be applied to engineer better solutions for future technology. Also, the people I met!
A: I most liked working with Dr. Guarr and my lab mates. Everyone here was very fun, kind, and intelligent. I also really liked our well-rounded experience, with tours at New Holland Brewing, Gentex, and a presentation from a patent attorney.
A: Research + volleyball
Q: Would you recommend the MSUBI Summer Intern program to others?
Thank you for the kind words and additionally for the helpful feedback and suggestions you provided. We will take your suggestions under advisement and continue to improve this program.