Laurel Sturner '09

Laurel Sturner '09

Laurel Sturner ’09 (Lebanon, N.H.) works for a company, Seldon Technologies, Inc., that is expanding the boundaries of science, creating new filtration materials for the betterment of the world’s population.

According to Laurel, the company made great strides in the past two years, including the use of their devices by the U.S. Air Force.

“I’m excited to see the production side of the business grow, which will ultimately bring success to the company,” said Laurel, a lab technician. “Applying nanotechnology to drinking water systems is a new and exciting technology that has the potential to impact people throughout the world by bringing aid to many in need.”

While a student at YCP, Laurel completed summer research at the Rutgers-Camden Pinelands Field Station in New Jersey. This experience sparked her interest in environmental science.

“I realized that being in the field of chemistry was a great choice because it would be a solid foundation of knowledge to expand upon for future work and a career in science,” she said.

At YCP, Laurel also gained a strong work ethic and this helped her gain respect and confidence with her coworkers.

“I’ve also been open-minded to work in subjects that weren’t necessarily my focus in school,” she said. “I adjusted and expanded my knowledge to show my commitment to the company.”

She reminds current students not to sell themselves short upon graduation.

“You’ve learned and accomplished a great deal at YCP,” she added. “Keep up the same work ethic whether it’s through graduate school or searching for a job. Stay positive and persistent and you will find what you’re looking for.”

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