I became interested in this project based on the concepts of chemistry applied in the work, and have learned a great deal throughout the project’s evolution. Originally, my research was focused on the practicality and efficacy of this chemical modification, but has since expanded to include what is now my OSCAR project this semester. After graduation from George Mason, I hope to use what I have learned from this research experience to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry, of which research will be a central component.
On a weekly basis, I test the functionality of various electrodes that I have modified, as well as modifying additional electrodes for testing. This involves fresh preparation of solutions and reagents, chemical modification of electrodes, and electrochemical testing of the modified electrodes. Overall I have learned a great deal from this experience, not only on the science being applied, but also on the development and evolution of pursuing a research question.