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MSE Class Day 2013

On June 3, 2013, twenty-six students graduated from the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Certificate Program. The 2013 MSE class included students from Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The future plans of the students range from graduate school at MIT, Northwestern, UC Berkeley and Notre Dame to working as an engineer at ExxonMobil, a consultant at Exeter to a field engineer for Schlumberger in Abu Dhabi. One student was recognized for her overall academic performance and dedication to leadership.
Ha-Kyung Kwon, of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, was awarded PRISM’s highest undergraduate honor, the “Outstanding Materials Science and Engineering Student Award”. This award recognizes the combined excellence in academics, research, and dedication to materials science that Ha-Kyung has demonstrated during her four years at Princeton. Her thesis entitled “Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene –block-poly (2-ethylhexyl methacrylate) diblock copolymers (PS-b-PEHMA) revolves around the synthesis and structural characterization of novel block copolymers . Her advisor, Prof. Rick Register writes “I have never known a student more dedicated to the study of materials, and to research in the field, than Ha-Kyung. “  In addition to her dedication, Ha-Kyung is also a leader of the Materials Research Society chapter of Princeton, where she served as President. She has spearheaded a number of successful activities, including the hardened steel metallurgy event. After graduation, Ha-Kyung will continue her studies in Materials Science at Northwestern.