Cory Black came to NKU to finish his chemistry degree after a several year break from higher education. Following graduation in May, he is planning on a job in industry. While a student, he did research in the lab of Patrick M. Hare.
Cory's research focused on studying the photochemistry of estrone in water, method development for HPLC separations, and technical development on the department’s nanosecond laser spectrometer. The estrone experiments formed the core of a poster presentation he took to Kentucky’s Posters at the Capitol, where it was representing NKU’s Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics (CINSAM). Dr. Hare describes him as “curious, independent, and a good leader.”
For the last four years around 60 students on average have engaged in research projects directed by faculty mentors. With faculty assistance, students have secured nearly $4M over the last six years alone! Their work is conducted in modern labs with more than $2M of instrumentation rarely found at similar institutions.
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