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Jennifer Novotney, Ph.D.

ACS Congressional Fellow, 2019-2020


Jennifer Novotney acts as the interface between MIT researchers and the public as the Public Programs Coordinator at the MIT Museum. She creates opportunities for local and international visitors to engage in experiential learning related to science, technology, and culture. Prior to coming to MIT, she completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cornell University. Her research focused on the synthesis, characterization, and application of various types of porous organic polymers. For her research, she received the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), and the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Graduate Fellowship. While completing her Ph.D., she interned with the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) network team at the Ithaca Sciencenter, tutored mathematics in a local prison, and won the inaugural American Chemical Society Chemistry Champions contest. Jennifer attended Western Washington University where she double majored in Chemistry and Mathematics, graduating Summa cum laude with honors, earning the Presidential Medal for the College of Science and Technology. Jennifer grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, and moved to Spokane, Washington in high school, where she graduated valedictorian of her senior class.


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