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Emerging Scholars “Immersed” in Research Overseas

Wesley Taylor in Braunschweig, Germany with Dr. Anthony Arduengo III. Wesley Taylor discovered firsthand that research can take you places – his research took him to Germany.  A member of the 2012-2013 Emerging Scholars cohort, Taylor traveled with faculty mentor Dr. Anthony Arduengo III for a three month research opportunity in Braunschweig studying synthetic olefin metathesis.  This trip was courtesy of the Humboldt Foundation, and typically faculty members use the student funding bring graduate students or post-doctoral researchers with them.

Dr. Arduengo chose to bring Wesley Taylor, a junior double majoring in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at The University of Alabama, whose dedication to research had impressed him.  Although Taylor found the experience challenging at times, he credits the Emerging Scholars Program for helping him build a relationship with Dr. Arduengo and find his passion for research.  Thanks to his hard work, Taylor opened the door for two more Emerging Scholars to study in Mainz, Germany.

To read more about Taylor’s experience in Germany, please visit the full article.