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For her Undergraduate Research Project, Cailen Blaire, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, discovered a new method to synthesize vanillin, the compound that gives vanilla its characteristic taste and scent. She was one of 15 GWU students who received a grant from the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. She worked 40 hours a week for five weeks on her project, which she will present in a professional forum.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Undergraduate Researcher Discovers New Method to Synthesize Vanillin" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 167.