Research funded by the David and Anne Atkinson College of Arts and Science Research Award
Jacey Moyer of Dillsburg was a second-year chemistry major when she partnered with her professor on his research. The experience helped her explore the field of chemistry, grow in confidence, and change her career plans.
Jacey said she considered it a great learning opportunity to work with Dr. Curt Zeleski, professor of chemistry, on his research titled “Circularly Polarized Luminescence Studies of Lanthanide-Aluminum Metallacrowns.” “I got to know my professors outside of the classroom and talked with them about their passion for chemistry.”
She also learned she has the capacity to speak in public. “Public speaking has never been one of my strengths, but I found I was able to explain the scientific aspects of my research in a way that people understood” at the university’s Minds@Work conference in April. A grant from the David and Anne Atkinson College of Arts and Science Research Award supported this project.
Jacey returns for her junior year as a psychology major and chemistry minor. “I’ve always had a fascination with science, but I couldn’t visualize my future in the chemistry field. Ultimately, I want to help people,” she said, adding that she will explore the many options for psychology specialties.
Whatever degree she earns in May 2025, Jacey will become a Shippensburg alum like her parents who met at Ship. Her brother Taedan starts his mechanical engineering studies at Ship this fall, completing the family legacy.
JACEY MOYER, Class of 2025