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UWEC French alumnus off to study chemistry in France

Asia Riel graduated from UWEC in 2013 with a Chemistry major and a minor in French. Now she's ready to combine French and chemistry and fulfill a lifelong dream of living in France as a graduate student at the University of Montana. Asia received a STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States, which allows doctoral students from the U.S. to conduct research in France for up to nine months.

Her research at the University of Montana is focused on "producing halogen bonding organic molecules for anion recognition and organocatalysis." Asia will continue her studies at the Université de Rennes 1 in Professor Marc Fourmigué's lab. There she will study electrochemistry and crystallography.

Asia also received a second fellowship from the Rennes Métropole which funds foreign doctoral students conducting research in Rennes.

Click here to view the original article written about Asia Riel in the University of Montana news.