Grant: $17,664 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jun. 4, 2009
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Award Description: Fund two undergraduates and one high school student for summer resesarch. These students will be working on the synthesis of novel glycodendrimer structures (undergraduates) and the generation of quantitative amounts of oligomeric sugars to be used for glycodendrimer synthesis proposed in the parent grant (high school student).
Project Description: This project employed two undergraduate researchers for the summer. This allowed them to work solely in the laboratory during the summer, rather than having to have an outside, non-scientific job for the summer. This will help these students continue to develop their laboratory and critical thinking skills, such that they will be desirable candidates for either advanced study, or for full-time employment in the chemical industry when they have finished their bachelors degrees. During their time in the lab, they worked on the synthesis, purification and characterization of glycodendrimers as presented originally in the parent grant. They achieved improving yields on reactions such that more material could be had for the construction of their final products, and also made good progress in successfully performing new reactions needed for their projects. With these achievements, they will be able to complete their projects next summer.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: Two summer undergraduate students (part-time) working on the synthesis of novel glycodendrimers with lactose-terminated ends. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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