Maggie Ramsay




Math, Physics

Lincoln, NE

Why you chose your major

I took a chemistry class sophomore year of high school and just fell in love with the subject. It answers all of my questions about how our world works in a way that is elegant and satisfying to me.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

I really loved my general chemistry course. It was the class for chemistry majors so it was a smaller lecture. Our professor, Dr. Moon was really great--she challenged us to think through problems like actual chemists and we did a few projects that taught us how to read papers in chemistry. I've found these skills to be incredibly helpful while reading for

Research or internship experience

This year I've started to work in Dr. Sinitsii's lab and it's been a great experience so far. I've been testing gas sensors made of MXenes, which are two dimensional materials with great conductive properties). Last year I was in Dr. Bevins lab in psychology where we studied the behavioral effects of drugs.

Other involvement

I'm the secretary of the chemistry club and I just joined the broomball club (I'm terrible at it but it's a blast!)

Why you chose Nebraska

UNL has a lot of opportunities to do real research as an undergrad while still being a decently large school. At most schools you'd only be able to start research as a junior or senior if at all, but UNL really understands the importance of hands on research experience for their students. There's opportunities to do research in a wide variety of fields so you can really pinpoint what work you want to pursue further.

Student Ambassadors group

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