What attracted you to the M.S. Chemistry Program at Boise State University?
“Well, having graduated from Boise State, I had the pleasure of getting to know several faculty members during my undergraduate years. The faculty and staff here in the Chemistry Department truly want to see you succeed, they care about each student, and they go above and beyond to help their students; all the while, they are deeply immersed in their own research projects that have large impacts. Overall, I chose this program because of the support from the faculty, as well as the actual research they are pursuing.” – Savannah Irving, program year two
What Is Something About Your Graduate Experience In Our Program That You Will Remember Most?
“I really enjoyed my experience teaching undergraduate labs. I didn’t have the same opportunity as an undergraduate, but my TA assistantship in the MS program gave me the opportunity to find out just how much I liked teaching. I enjoyed getting to know undergraduate students and helping them through their struggles with learning chemistry, which led me to discover that teaching is a rewarding experience. Without this opportunity in the MS program I never would have been exposed to teaching; it’s an experience I won’t forget.” – Phil Moon, expected graduation: Summer 2017
How did you develop as a scholar, critical thinker, or chemist in the M.S. Program at Boise State?
“The M.S. program taught me how to manage my time between classes, research, and teaching. Having this ability greatly helped me succeed in my early years of my Ph.D. program. Having the bench experience also boosted my progress, during my first year rotations at Vanderbilt I was able to jump right into my assigned project with little difficulty. Lastly, having the knowledge that science often doesn’t work how you initially thought or even at all, provided resilience and adaptability that I was able to bring to my studies in my current program.” – Reece Knippel, Ph.D. Candidate, 2013 Alumnus