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Wesley Student Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Chemistry

Wesley College senior biological chemistry student, Robert (RJ) Dina was selected to receive the Delaware American Chemical Society (DE-ACS) undergraduate award for outstanding achievements in chemistry. Several Wesley College students are recommended to the organization each year to compete for the award.

“This is a huge honor, especially in light of the very talented and accomplished students RJ competed against for this award,” said Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Malcolm D’Souza.
Dina has completed two chemistry projects; one is directed research under the guidance of Dr. D’Souza, the other was a summer internship at Nemours A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital sponsored by the National Institute of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences – IdeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH-NIGMS-INBRE (IDeA).

Dina is a member of the Honors Program as well as a Cannon Scholar, and the NSF Cannon Scholar grant program (NSF S-STEM DUE 1355554) and NIH NIGMS-INBRE grant program (National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence grant program P20 GM103446) have been the primary funders of his undergraduate research projects. He has secured a job at Edgewell Personal Care in Dover which will start in March.