Chemistry faculty member Dr. Tracey Mason traveled to Newport, RI in June to participate in the Gordon Research Conference: Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides. She was invited to serve on a career mentoring panel to share her experiences with teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution. Graduate students in the field asked about how to be a competitive applicant for faculty positions and what the research component is like with undergraduates. Dr. Mason is pictured with the conference chairwoman, Dr. Mindy Graham, a post-doctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins Medicine.