Friday 19 January 2018

Kansas uni place for Dundalk student

Chance for Mark Craven to work with one of the world's best chemistry professors in America

Mark Craven, DCU student
Mark Craven, DCU student

Anne Campbell

Dundalk native Mark Craven has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study with one of the world's most eminent chemistry professors at Kansas University, USA this coming summer.

Mark, a former pupil of St Mary's Dundalk and a third year Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences student at Dublin City University was selected from a strong field of applicants for the Craig Lunte Fellowship which is in memory of Professor Craig Lunte who collaborated extensively with academics at Dublin City University.

The fellowship is jointly funded by Dublin City University and Kansas University and is exclusive to students attending DCU on the university's Access Programme.

Mark will spend ten weeks at Kansas University working with Distinguished Professor Kristin Bowman James on a research project looking at supramolecular chemistry, taking part in the United States National Science Foundation supported Research Experience for Undergraduates Programme.

Speaking about the award Mark said: 'I'm delighted to have received this opportunity from the DCU Access Programme. Working in research is a career path that has always interested me, and being able to gain experience in this career in the United States is amazing. I know that the knowledge that I will gain through working in a University research lab environment, and also by living in a different culture, will benefit me greatly for anything I decide to do in the future'.

The Argus

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