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LETU Chemistry Major to Study 'Green' Chemistry in India This Summer


LeTourneau University chemistry senior Noelle Linstad of Jamul, Calif., was accepted to a summer study-abroad program in India for green chemistry research, funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is jointly sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University and the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.

Linstad and three students from Southeast will spend eight weeks researching in environmentally friendly chemistry at the chemistry department at IACS in Kolkata, India. Each student receives a $3,000 stipend, lodging in India and round-trip airfare from St. Louis to Kolkata.

"Noelle was chosen by a highly competitive process which involved a written application, letters of recommendation and a personal interview," said her chemistry professor Dr. Bruce Hathaway. "All of the students chosen have GPAs of at least 3.75 to 4.0. She will be involved in cutting-edge research in green chemistry, under the direction of some of the leaders in this field. This is a great opportunity for her."

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