Shania Smith, Cincinnati State University
From Cincinnati, Ohio, Shania Smith, a recent graduate from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and anticipating neuroscience: neuropsychology junior at the University of Cincinnati. She aspires of attending medical school upon completion of undergraduate school and becoming a Dermatologist.
This summer, Shania is working under Audrey Pumford in Dr. White’s research group. She is investigating collision dynamics during electrooxidation of single nanoparticles. Specifically, she is observing collisional behavior of both freely diffusing and tethered silver and platinum nanoparticles using amperometric methods. The ultimate goal behind her work is gaining knowledge about interactions of particles on a surface so she can create sensing platforms capable of detecting single molecules.