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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Zihan Wang

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After completing her Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry at the University of Jinan, Zihan embarked on her academic journey by joining the Chemistry Department at the University of Utah. Despite being far away from home, she has found life in Utah to be peaceful and delightful as she formed many strong friendships. Due to her keen interest in surface chemistry and electrocatalysts, Zihan became a part of Dr. Scott Anderson’s lab. There, she has been working on a project involving size-selected Pt electrocatalysts. The experience of working in Anderson’s group has been invaluable to her, and she is currently devoted to the fundamental study of the size effect on catalytic behavior in small clusters. When she is not working in the lab, Zihan enjoys activities such as hiking, playing tennis, and cooking.