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Graduate Student Irene Metz Defends Thesis

Irene K. Metz (Mason group) successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on July 23, 2021. Irene is a chemistry instructor at Hawkeye Community College. For her thesis, they carried out some traditional DFT projects and also
developed/implemented/assessed activities using open-source comp chemistry in first year classes at HCC. She also used Sustainable Nano blog posts to build class activities during covid to keep their students engaged with real-world applications of chemistry. Congratulations, Dr. Metz!