Victoria Rasmussen, a biology major from Chatham, is one of 11 Providence College students to have their research experiences funded this summer through the College’s Walsh Student Research Fellowship Program.

Rasmussen, a junior, researched “Nucleophilic addition of amidine analogs to α, β unsaturated systems to yield imidazolines”

The Walsh Student Research Fellowships were created by Robert H. Walsh ’39, one of the College’s leading donors, who died in 2011.

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Walsh, majored in business and chemistry and worked at the DuPont Chemical Corp. for 40 years. His bequest established the Robert H. Walsh Scholarship Fund and the Robert H. Walsh ’39 Academic Fund.

To be eligible for a fellowship, applicants must submit a project proposal and a recommendation from the faculty mentor who would oversee the research. Fellows receive a $4,000 stipend, and their faculty mentors receive a $1,000 stipend and $750 toward lab supplies. Fellows also qualified for a reduced rate for on-campus housing for the summer.