Department of Chemistry – Outstanding Senior 2020

Chelsie L. Greene.

Chelsie L. Greene

Elizabethtown, Kentucky


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Minor in Mathematics & Statistics

Clubs, Organizations, Leadership, and Service

  • Presented research results at two conference presentations; two poster sessions
  • Published one manuscript

Internships and Employment

  • Department of Chemistry – Teaching Assistant
  • Laboratory Stockroom Assistant

Undergraduate Research

  • Worked under principal investigator Professor ChulHee Kang on a bioremediation project for the metabolism of environmental pollutant EDTA

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior in Chemistry
  • Crimson Transfer Award
  • Ira & Betty Myer Memorial Scholarship
  • Murer Harvey Memorial Scholarship
  • Caleb Gallaher Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
  • Crook & Herrick Endowment Scholarship
  • McCroskey Endowment
  • McFadden/Yount Undergraduate Scholarship in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

Faculty Statement

“Not only is Chelsie an outstanding student but she has been involved in the department as an undergraduate teaching assistant and has multiple semesters of research experience. Even through very trying times that would cause disruption for other students, she handles things with strength, determination, and discipline. If you were to interact with Chelsie, you would not be surprised by her success.” –Department of Chemistry

Personal Statement

WSU has given me the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and make lifelong connections. Looking forward, I am confident that I have gained the skills needed to be successful as I pursue a PhD in chemistry.

Honored Faculty and Mentors

  • Aurora Clark, professor, Department of Chemistry

Future Plans

Chelsie plans to attend graduate school at Northwestern University after she was accepted to five of the six programs she applied to—all top chemistry programs. After completing her graduate degree, she hopes to work for a national laboratory doing research.