NYU Shanghai Chemistry Students Present Crystallization Findings

May 13 2015

On May 12, 2015, students in Professor Zhihua An’s Foundations of Science (FoS) General Chemistry lab presented their final projects on “The Crystallization Project” in NYU Shanghai's second floor cafe. Students showcased their one-month research findings on various inorganic and organic crystals of different shapes, sizes, and morphologies.

"The Crystallization Project" developed students’ research skills with graduate level independent research. It involved studying the effects of crystal lattice vibration, optimizing the growth condition of crystals, and investigating the effects of pH, temperature, and magnetic fields on crystal nucleation and growth. Moreover, students proposed research ideas, chose their own research materials (organic and inorganic), and found different methods to achieve their goals. Students developed skills of collecting and analyzing data, as well as presenting their findings to the public using posters and oral presentations. During the poster exhibition, NYU Shanghai faculty, students, and staff voted on their favorite poster. These skills and experiences helped students develop and build their careers regardless of their chosen major or discipline of study.

Photos from the Presentation

Article by Professor Zhihua An and Lin Jin. Photos by Zhihua An and Emily Liu.