Yale Pathways to Science 2020

August 2020:

Kudos to Sean, Thien and Sayoni for holding a successful run of Pathways to Science virtually! The high schoolers were able to link chemistry to their everyday lives, including learning about the caffeine and sugar levels in their drinks.

Yale Pathways to Science 2019

July 2019:

The Johnson lab welcomed New Haven area high school students through the Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program. Mark shared what inspired him to become a scientist.

Demonstrations that are representative of our research were also given:

A saltwater circuit


deflecting an electron beam with a magnet,


visualizing electrospray,

as well as basics of proteomics mass spectrometry.

25th Annual New Haven Science Fair!

May 2019:

Chinh, Santino, and Thien were science fair judges at the 25th Annual New Haven Science Fair and saw some wonderful projects! There were a myriad of posters exploring fundamental mechanics such as drag and environmental research digging into lead contamination in community soils and how different additives (rocks, plants, and other materials) affect soil erosion. Thien was also a science fair project mentor and helped select winners for the American Chemical Society Special Award.

National Chem Week Fun at the Eli Whitney Museum

October 2018:

The Johnson Lab participated in the National Chem Week event at the Eli Whitney Museum, with demos involving smelling jars and UV Light Detecting Beads.

Arjeta's iMOS Internship at Yale

September 2018:

Arjeta Rushiti from Martina Havenith’s group at Ruhr-University Bochum wrote about her research experience in the Johnson lab. Read it here.

Collaboration with Ralf Ludwig Featured in the University of Rostock News

June 2018:

Click here for the article.

24th Annual New Haven Science Fair

May 2018:

Members of the Johnson lab served as judges this month at the 24th Annual New Haven Science Fair! They were able to talk to local students, grades Pre-K through 12, about the science projects they had worked on throughout the past school year. We were able to learn all about their work ranging over a wide variety of topics, including solar ovens, a comparison of the friction of different surfaces, the purification of water using the sun, and how lift and drag effected helicopters.

2017 New Haven Science Fair

May 2017:

Members of the Johnson Lab served as judges at the 23rd annual New Haven Science Fair, for students K-12 in the New Haven area. They  learned all about the projects these young scientists were doing, including exploring magnetism, electricity and exploring renewable energy!

2017 CAICE demo at Yale Science Saturday

April 2017:

The Johnson Lab gave a CAICE demo at Yale Science Saturday for New Haven area students and the general public this weekend. They looked at ions in rainwater, detecting them with a salt-water circuit set-up. We had fun!

2016 Demo for Yale Chemistry Pathways Program

May 2016:

The Johnson Lab held demos for New Haven area students as part of the Yale Chemistry Pathways outreach program. They learned about atmospheric and oceanic chemistry and how that impacts the earths’ climate. Mark also showed students around the lab to show them what a working pchem lab looks like!

Several Johnson Lab members also served as judges for the 22nd Annual New Haven Science fair for K-12 students in the New Haven area, where they saw some pretty interesting and promising projects from local 5th graders.