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CATHERINE WALKER, NU Senior studying Chemistry

College: Northwestern University

Major: Chemistry

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, I'm Catherine, and I'm a senior at Northwestern studying chemistry and sustainability through ISEN! After I graduate this spring, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Since Fall 2018, I have been conducting physical chemistry research under Prof. Franz Geiger studying how electricity can be generated by moving saltwater over metal nanolayers. I have also been involved in promoting undergraduate research via the Office of Undergraduate Research's spring expositions and winter Science Research Workshops. My hobbies include music and dance in the genres of ballroom, latin, swing, and country. I look forward to teaching at NU Splash 2020!

Past Classes

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S520: At Home Chemistry: Studying Surfaces using Contact Angles in Splash 2020 Fall (Online) (Nov. 14, 2020)
How do physical chemists study surfaces? One technique for understanding the characteristics of liquids and surfaces is measuring how they interact. In this course, you'll learn how to measure the contact angles formed by droplets on surfaces and what this information can tell you. This is a technique used in chemistry research today, and you'll learn how to do it in your own kitchen!