Marshall senior to exhibit poster at Posters on the Hill event in D.C.

Senior Courtney Hatten  of Wayne is being recognized this spring for her physical chemistry research at the annual Posters on the Hill event today (Wednesday, April 24) in Washington, D.C.  She was the only student chosen from West Virginia.

Hatten, a chemistry major whose faculty advisor is Dr. Laura McCunn, will exhibit a poster on The Thermal Decomposition of Butyraldehyde, which examines how the molecule butyraldehyde breaks down at high temperatures through a process called matrix-isolation Fourier Transform-Infrared (MI-FTIR).  Her research is one of 60 projects chosen from more than 700 applications.

The Council on Undergraduate Research sponsors the April event, which spotlights undergraduate research in an effort to encourage more students to pursue research opportunities.

“Courtney has worked countless hours in the laboratory, and mastered an instrument that would typically be operated by Ph.D. students. I am thrilled that she has been given the opportunity to participate in Posters on the Hill and I look forward to seeing her future achievements,” McCunn said.