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Ben Pollock

Community College: Harper College

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

High School: Schaumburg High School

Major at Hope: Chemistry Major, Math Minor

What do you find exciting or interesting about your major?

Although chemistry ultimately governs every aspect of everyday life, and despite the enormous knowledge base that we've built on the subject, there is still so much that falls under "unknown".

What are your career plans at this time?

I plan to attend graduate school and possibly become a college chemistry professor.

Describe your summer research project.

I did an Organic synthesis project investigating photochromic molecules that also possess electrochemical properties which would make them potential photooxidants. Advisor: Jason G. Gillmore

What are some of your favorite activities outside of your school work?

I enjoy frisbee golf.

What were some influences on your decision to attend Hope?

I was influenced by Hope's rankings, undergraduate research, its notable chemistry program, and its location/setting.