Bridgewater College recognizes excellence in chemistry

Published 6:58 pm Monday, May 18, 2020

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Bridgewater College’s Department of Chemistry has recognized students for their accomplishments in chemistry and research. Among them is Gabrielle M. Perkins, who was presented the Outstanding Senior Award. She received a one-year membership in the ACS presented by the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.

Perkins, a senior biochemistry major with a minor in mathematics, is the daughter of Andrew and Denise Perkins of Franklin.

A member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society, she also serves as president of the Chemistry Club.

Perkins had completed a research project, “Intermittent Light Study to Investigate Electron Diffusion Kinetics in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,” with Dr. Ian McNeil, assistant professor of chemistry.

Following graduation, which took place on Saturday, Perkins will pursue a doctorate in molecular bioscience at the University of Kansas.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to nearly 1,800 undergraduate students.