Tigest Aboye, Peyton Meader, and Julie Chen Win 5.301 Crystal Growing Contest

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The three students took home prizes as the winners of the 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques Crystal Growing Contest.

A group of students, instructors, and teaching assistants smile in a conference room.
Front (L-R): Dr. Matthew Pearson, Tigest Aboye, Peyton Meader, Julie Chen, Dr. John Dolhun
Back (L-R): Joao Shida and Nicolas Matthey

Course 5 Majors Tigest Aboye, Peyton Meader, and Julie Chen were recently named the winners of the 2023 5.301 Crystal Growing Contest.

Winning submissions were large X-ray quality crystals greater than 5 mm in length. Crystals were grown using vapor diffusion and solvent layering techniques.

A tie for first place, Aboye and Meader each received $50 gift certificates to CAVA in Cambridge. Chen, the runner up, received a $25 gift certificate. Competition was fierce with 18 students participating!