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Kayla Copeman

Chemistry M.S. Candidate

Faculty Advisor

Tyler Meldrum

Research Interests

Using single-sided NMR, FTIR, and DSC to study interfaces formed by epoxy systems in various conditions.


B.S. Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in the Major, May 2019, University of Lynchburg
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Business


W&M Chemistry Kranbuehl-Thompson Fellowship 2020-2021
Highest Honors in Chemistry
Recipient of the Senior Chemistry Award for the University of Lynchburg
Recipient of the American Chemical Society James Lewis Howe Award
Recipient of the Schewel Grant for Senior Research Project
Iota Sigma Pi Lanthanum Chapter Honor Society
Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Academic Positions

Head Lab Assistant at University of Lynchburg
Immunochemistry Intern at PPD in Richmond, VA

Publications & Presentations

Copeman, K.; Gannicott, P.; “Elemental Analysis of Wild Edible Mushrooms using MP-AES” University of Lynchburg Student Scholar Showcase; Lynchburg VA 2019.

Education & Career Objectives

After I complete my Master’s Degree in Chemistry here at William and Mary, I hope to either pursue my Ph.D or a career in analytical chemistry.