Shreveport college student lands spot in American Chemical Society program

May 5, 2014

A Centenary College biochemistry major leaves for Singapore next week to take part in a prestigious international research program through the American Chemical Society.

Centenary College student Tierra Range will leave May 16 for Singapore through an American Chemical Society study abroad program.
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Tierra Range, 19, of Shreveport is one of 17 students nationwide who was selected to do a 10-week summer research program through the American Chemical Society’s International Research Experience for Undergraduates.

Range says she’ll work with a professor at National University of Singapore to study dye-sensitized solar cells that are often used to convert sunlight into electrical energy.

“I’ve only done medical research before, and I’ve never done anything this intensive in relation to chemistry. I hope to get a better feel for it and see if this is something that I want to do for the rest of my life,” Range said.

The all-expenses-paid program includes a $4,000 stipend and will allow Range to travel to Denver next year for the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society where she’ll present the research she helped advance over the summer.