The Pitre Lab has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. This grant is among NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. This grant will support the group's work on nucleophilic cobalt photocatalysis for the next five years. As part of this award, Spencer will also develop an annual undergraduate photochemistry workshop that will give students with limited access to research opportunities from across Oklahoma the chance to learn about photochemistry and its impact on the field of organic chemistry. More information on this award can be found here.

Congrats to the cobalt team and the rest of the Pitre Lab!