Thank you for joining us on Husky Giving Day

Submitted by Diana Knight on
Husky Giving Day Thank You

Thank you for joining us this Husky Giving Day and opening the door to discovery for undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry!

Husky Giving Day is a time when we really can all come together. Members of our community who participated represent diverse demographics including GOLD alumni (graduates of the last decade), alumni who have celebrated the golden anniversary of their graduation, alumni with degrees outside of chemistry or biochemistry, UW staff and faculty, first-time donors and annual donors, and even current students! This was truly a day to celebrate!

Your support helps students like Ingrid for whom a donor-supported summer research stipend made it possible to realize her dream of researching with a renowned analytical chemistry lab. As an undergraduate student, Ingrid spent the summer of 2022 in the group of Associate Professor Ashleigh Theberge, working on CandyCollect -- a more comfortable diagnostic method for multiple illnesses to use at home or in the doctor’s office.

“I am grateful for every day I was able to spend in the lab,” wrote Ingrid. Without the donor-supported financial support from the Department of Chemistry, Ingrid would not have had this opportunity that “enriched my life as a budding researcher and chemist.”

Ingrid is now a master’s student in the Department of Chemistry’s Applied Chemical Science and Technology program and will be starting her Ph.D. work in analytical chemistry in Prof. Theberge’s lab this summer. This spring, Ingrid will submit her second first-author manuscript—research for which started during the summer of 2022 when she received the Department of Chemistry's Endowed Undergraduate Research Scholarship!

Thank you for investing in our students with your gift to support a summer research stipend through the Chemistry Scholarship Fund. Private support like yours makes a world of difference. Thank you!