Graduate Researchers (M.S.)
Outstanding Graduating Student Award 2017, Kennesaw State University
Departmental Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Kennesaw State University
Poster Award 11th Herty Medalist Undergraduate Symposium 2016 in Atlanta
Birla Carbon Scholar 2016
Nimia Zoe Maya, B.S. (graduate researcher, since 08/2017)
My name is Alvaro Calderon, and I am an undergraduate research student in the Stollenz Research Group at Kennesaw State University. Working with Dr. Stollenz has given me the opportunity to learn deeply about chemistry related laboratory techniques. The Stollenz Research Group has also given me the opportunity to travel across the country in order to communicate our findings with the chemical community. Undergraduate research allows me to meet and network with professionals in the chemical industry, which is an important task for any aspiring chemist. I greatly believe that the experience and knowledge my colleagues and I receive from the Stollenz Research Group is beneficial to us and our community.
As a previous Co-President for of the Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) at Kennesaw State University, I have learned to lead with confidence and focus on objectives for the improvement of our group and society. Aside from the undergraduate chemistry courses, I participate in leadership workshops that teach me more about myself and how to optimally use my knowledge and skills for the greater good of the world around me. We need now, more than ever, leaders in the sciences who utilize and defend, with great conviction, scientific evidence in order to further move toward a prosperous and progressive future. I will continue to learn and grow, both academically and professionally, so as to reach a position in the chemical industry that will greatly impact our community either through leadership or scientific breakthrough.
I thank Dr. Stollenz for giving me the great opportunity to work with him and all of the persons who allow me to be in the positions I am in.
SAACS Travel Award for the 253th ACS National Meeting, April 2–7 (2017) in San Francisco, California
Ofumere Omokhodion (undergraduate researcher, since 01/2017)
My name is Nattasith Siwabut and I am currently a senior finishing a B.S in Professional Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. Working in Dr. Stollenz lab have given me an opportunity to refine my organic and inorganic skills. These skills will prove invaluable for my professional career and graduate school. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Master's Degree in a chemistry related field. Our projects will improve future technology and that I had a part in is very satisfying to me. The research has challenged me to apply the knowledge of my college career and employ problem solving skills as well as given me mentors for the future. The drive I have seen in our research group has inspired me to diligently work with the group to achieve great results.
Allan Nguyen (Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School), 06–08/2017)