UCS grad earns national award for research presentation
UCS grad earns national award for research presentation
Posted on 09/22/2017
Student standing next to research posterFrom Hope College regarding 2015 Utica Academy for International Studies graduate Ashley Trojniak. 


It’s one thing when you’re an undergraduate student to compete with others in your cohort. It’s another when the competition also includes graduate students. And it’s still another to win.

Hope College junior Ashley Trojniak of Sterling Heights won the “Outstanding Student Poster Award” in the COLL Student Poster Contest, held during the Aug. 20–24 National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She was the only undergraduate selected for an award and was chosen from among about 150 presenters, most of whom were graduate students.

“Ashley is an outstanding student and undergraduate researcher who represented herself, our research and Hope College well,” said Dr. Beth Anderson, associate professor of chemistry and Trojniak’s research mentor. “Visitors to her poster assumed she was a graduate student, asking how close she was to finishing. Upon learning she was an undergraduate, they started recruiting her for grad school.”

See more on the Hope College website.