Wrapping Up and Beginning Anew

The summer has finished, and there is a lot to be proud of.  Despite the incidents, setbacks, and broken equipment, we have done a lot.  I was able to utilize my momentum from the end of the school year to synthesize and characterize several dianhydrides, begin on more syntheses, and complete some polymerizations.  Now I’ve got some real polymer data for my reports, and I’m in a great position to move forward this semester with more syntheses.  I hope everyone is prepped and ready for this semester, and I hope to continue the hard won success we have had.