Chemistry major Olrogg wins first-place award at Sigma XI conference

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Sadie Olrogg receives a first-place award certificate from Jay Amicangelo, NWPA Sigma Xi chapter president.

Sadie Olrogg receives a first-place award certificate from Jay Amicangelo, NWPA Sigma Xi chapter president.

Sadie Olrogg, a junior Chemistry major from Springville, won first place in oral presentation (chemistry and biochemistry session) at the 30th Penn State Behrend Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference on April 23.

Ms. Olrogg’s talk featured her research on the design and synthesis of rhodium hydrogenation catalyst for fuel production. More information about the conference is available online.

This is not the first time Olrogg has been recognized for her effective presentation skills, as she won an "Outstanding Poster Award" at the Western New York-American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

This summer, Olrogg will participate in a summer research internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to continue the development of her rhodium catalysts. The chemistry and biochemistry department is proud of Olrogg’s accomplishments. 

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