We are thrilled to introduce new team members! Andrew Baumgartner has recently joined the group in our third (!) cohort of graduate students.
Originally from Northfield, Minnesota, Andrew completed a bachelor's degree in chemistry at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in fall of 2022. As an undergraduate student Andrew participated in research with Keith Beyer at UWL. He also participated in an REU at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign working with Daniel Shoemaker.
He moved to Penn State to begin his PhD in chemistry in Fall 2023, officially joining our group in December after a fall rotation.
Andrew is currently a Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry Lab and is a recent recipient of a first-year graduate student award from the chemistry department. Andrew will be working on the hybrids project.
Welcome, Andrew! We're thrilled to have you on our team!