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Celia Foster ’12

FosterKnowing that I enjoy working in a lab environment validates my Chemistry degree and the path I have chosen. As soon as I declared my major, my academic adviser became an advocate for my academic and personal development. Now, I’m beginning the doctoral program in Organic Chemistry at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Linda Mascavage, Professor of Chemistry, was influential in finding me an internship with Biocoat Inc. Through this opportunity, I completed my Senior Capstone project, ‘The Testing of Poly(ethylene glycol) as a Lubricious Coating.’ My work examines the durability and lubricity of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), a polymer known for its wide range of molecular weights and variety of uses in the medical community.

Working in a real industrial lab is very different from the classroom labs, and it has been a very hands-on learning experience. Different techniques and characterization methods have been taught to me, which I do not believe I would have received until graduates school, so I feel like I am already a step ahead.

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