Chemistry

  • Samantha Knepper, chemistry major

Samantha Knepper

Why I became a chemistry major?

I wanted to become a Chemistry major because it is a field that is very interesting to me especially since everything comes back to Chemistry.

My experience as a chemistry major

I love being a Chemistry major because the department has such a close knit community from the monthly Chemistry Teas on Fridays to the support professors and colleagues offer. I know that if I have an issue I can count on others for help.

My most memorable moment has been working as a lab teaching assistant. By doing this, it has given me more hands on experience explaining what needs to be done for each lab. I find it extremely rewarding to see students successfully complete a lab which began with some challenges for them.

I struggled a bit when I first began the journey as a chemistry major but remain determined and you will succeed, just keep your head up and you’ll make it happen.

Major

Chemistry

Minor

Spanish

Activities

Abele Scholar (event coordinator), chemistry lab teaching assistant, intramural sports, Planned Parenthood Club, and Beardwood Chemical Society

Research

In the fall of 2020, I will be joining Dr. Ellison’s research team. His research team works with carbon nanotubes and drug delivery. This is an interesting topic for me as I want to pursue a career in Pharmacology.

Life After Ursinus

After Ursinus I plan to pursue a degree in Pharmacology and go into a career in drug research and development.