Speakers offer students a window on the future

Grove City College’s Department of Chemistry is hosting a pair of events to provide students with a post-graduate perspective on the discipline.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in room 051 of STEM Hall, Grove City College alumna Anna (Lehman) Rogalski ’15, a laboratory quality officer with Ohio Lumex Co., Inc., will talk to students about her work as a chemist in an industrial setting. Rogalski will also discuss the transition from school to full-time work in the field and field questions from the audience.

At 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 in room 051 of STEM Hall, Dr. Lea Nyiranshuti, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss the development of novel PET tracers and targeted radiotherapy strategies for tuberculosis, metastatic melanoma and sickle cell disease. Nyiranshuti will share cutting edge research results and meet with students and faculty.

“We’re hopeful that students will benefit from practical advice from a recent alumna about moving from the academic setting to the working world and how what they are learning now can be applied throughout their careers,” Dr. Michael F. Falcetta, professor of Chemistry said. “Dr. Nyiranshuti can offer them a perspective on both the latest research in the field and one of many possible paths that will be open to them as chemists.”

Both events are open to the public as well as students and the Grove City College community.

Speakers offer students a window on the future

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