Evan Jensen

"Undergraduate research, especially at UW-Madison, is a gateway to doing incredibly rewarding science. Ownership of discoveries and scientific advancement is such a unique and gratifying feeling."

Hometown: Janesville, WI

Major(s):Chemistry with a Certificate in Physics

Current Research Group: Goldsmith


What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend graduate school in pursuit of a PhD in chemistry. I will most likely stay in the field of physical chemistry, specifically researching imaging and spectroscopy. After graduate school, I want to work in research in either an industrial or governmental setting.

Why did you get involved in research?

I knew since my freshman year of high school that chemistry was for me, and I knew that I wanted a career in chemistry. It seemed like the most rewarding career path in chemistry to me was research, so I joined the Goldsmith Group in my freshman year of college, and now I’m realizing how right I was about chemistry and research.

Briefly describe your favorite part about research

Making and owning scientific discoveries in incredibly rewarding. I have been on a project for about 2 and a half years and looking back at all of the progress that I have made in that short time is really astounding and makes me proud of the work that I have been able to accomplish.