Ethan Hartman–Snyder Scholarship
Name: Ethan Hartman
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: River Edge, NJ
Opportunity and Year: Snyder Scholarship, Summer 2018
Project Summary: With this opportunity I will spend a portion of the summer at University of Illinois Champlain-Urbana conducting research in organic chemistry with faculty members of the Department of Chemistry.
How did W&L prepare you for this opportunity? My research experience here in Chemistry and Biochemistry with Dr. Fred LaRiviere has given me a very solid research background which helped me when I was applying for this opportunity. Also, Dr. LaRiviere, with input from other members of the Washington and Lee Chemistry and Biochemistry department, wrote a really nice recommendation for me during the application process.
Why did you apply for this opportunity? It is an excellent opportunity to do high level research at a top research institution with top faculty in their field in an area (organic chemistry) that I might be interested in studying as a grad student.
Post-graduation Plans: I plan to pursue a Ph.D in Chemistry.
How will this opportunity help you achieve your goals? This opportunity will give me a better sense of possible areas of research that I might like to pursue in graduate school. It is also a great opportunity to do more scientific research and have a strong research background as I apply to graduate school.
I will be going to Switzerland this Spring Term with the course on Particle Physics.
I was a recipient of a Dr. G. Ashley Allen, ’65 Student Research Grant for the summer of 2017. That gave me the opportunity to do research with Dr. Fred LaRiviere of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department here at Washington and Lee over the summer. I have continued this research through both the fall and winter semester.