Archer’s annual STEM Symposium is an opportunity for Los Angeles high school students who have completed independent or small group projects in STEM to present their findings. Students are invited to present their research in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
The Archer RISE Award honors exceptional young women for their innovative scientific research or engineering design projects that further existing knowledge or develop solutions to pressing scientific challenges. Finalists for the RISE Award are noted in throughout the online program and will be awarded at lunch on May 21.
Our group attempted the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to ethanol using copper and graphene oxide. The motivation is the need for carbon-neutral, storable solar fuels. Graphene oxide was applied to a fluoride-doped tin oxide plate and dried on a hot plate. Reductive potential of the graphene oxide spots was tested by applying a current through the plate in a sodium hydroxide solution.