Professor Confirms, Publishes 10-year-old’s New Molecule – Humboldt State Now

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For Clara Lazen, 10, a classroom assignment turned into a scientific finding. As Chemistry Professor Robert Zoellner confirmed, the fifth-grader’s curiosity led to a new molecule, and her first mention in a scientific journal.

Clara Lazen, 10, randomly arranged a unique combination of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon atoms. The result was a molecule that Boehr had never seen before.

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