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W&L Chemistry Professor Publishes Article on Remote Research Erin Gray helped form and reported the results from a collaborative work group

Erin-Gray-scaled-512x533 W&L Chemistry Professor Publishes Article on Remote ResearchErin Gray, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Washington and Lee University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Erin Gray was recently published in The Journal of Chemical Education regarding collaborative work performed by groups of undergraduate chemistry faculty members and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gray studied participants in a working group called the Remote Supergroup for Chemistry Undergraduates, a community of students and faculty from primarily undergraduate institutions that participated in impactful virtual activities in the summer of 2020 during the COVID pandemic.  It continued in 2021 even as in-person research resumed.

Gray teamed with Caitlin McMahon of UNC Asheville, Kimberly Choquette from Drew University and Cal Poly Pomona’s Chantal Stieber to author an article entitled “Remote Supergroup for Chemistry Undergraduates: An Inclusive Scientific Community for Primarily Undergraduate Institutions.”

The research detailed in the article suggests that the remote work proved highly successful and helped undergraduate chemistry researchers gain many of the same benefits as that of a larger institution.

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