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SEED Project Reported on Capital Chemist

October 8, 2013

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    The American Chemical Society Project SEED has provided high school students an opportunity to do scientific research for 44 years. This summer, the participating institutions in Washington DC metro area include Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Maryland at College Park and Baltimore County, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Library of Congress.

    Thanks to my supervisor, Dr. Tong, I served as one of the graduate student mentors. I worked together with Richard Castro, who is a very diligent and smart student from High Point High School, and finished the project “Metal nanoparticles synthesis and characterizations”. I was very pleasant having this chance working with him. This study is a very important preliminary work for the synthesis of shape controlled core-shell nanoparticles. The core-shell particles, if well controlled, are capable to perform higher electrocatalytic activities than mono-metallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications.

    After the project was finished by the end of the summer, The Capital Chemist reported the achievement of the projects on its September 2013 issue (Vol. 63, No. 6). The report also included photos of research groups that participated in the project.

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