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Chemistry Professor Oshin named STEM Corridor Faculty Leader

Kayode OshinCreighton University Chemistry Professor Kayode Oshin, PhD, has been named the Haddix 24th Street STEM Corridor Faculty Leader. The program, made possible by the recent $10 million gift from George and Susan Haddix to the College of Arts and Sciences, brings Creighton’s mission into the community, while introducing high-achieving high school students to what an outstanding undergraduate degree in the sciences at Creighton University offers them.

Each year, under the 24th Street STEM Corridor program, 10 top high school science students from Omaha North, Omaha South, and Omaha Central will conduct summer research work with accomplished STEM faculty at Creighton University. Programming will include workshops on designing a career in a STEM field and networking with Creighton alumni.

“Working with young people to enhance their curiosity of science is very important to me,” said Oshin. “Through this program, we will be able to nurture and mentor selected high school students to engage in different STEM disciplines as they work towards their individual career goals.”

After earning his PhD from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Oshin pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began his academic career at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and joined the faculty at Creighton University in 2016. His research area is in organo-metallic chemistry and his laboratory investigates the synthesis and application of novel catalyst systems

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