Hi, my name is Nadejda Kodjo but everyone calls me by middle name which is Jisca. I live in Mckees Rocks and I go to Sto-Rox High School. I will be a senior the coming school year at Sto-Rox. I participate in my school's marching band, student council, and leadership program. I try to do as much as I can to keep myself busy. That is why when I heard about this program my sophomore year, I had to apply.
This summer will be my second time participating in PROJECT SEED. My first impression when I came last year was definitely different from this years. Last year, I thought that I would spend all of my time in my lab on my own but that didn't happen. I had many people in my lab that were very friendly towards me. Whenever I needed help with something, someone was there to help. I also became friends with my peers. I had so much fun last year and I hope it will be the same this year.
Last year, I worked with self-assembled monolayers on cobalt. I did many depositions on cobalt with octadecylphosphonic acid to form the monolayer. I then used tetrahydrofuren and sodium hydroxide to see if the monolayers were stable. It was pretty cool to work in a lab with all these chemicals.
I am looking forward to continuing further into my project this summer. I will be using different methods on cobalt to see the stability of the self-assembled monolayers.