Congrats to superstar G3 student and Van Tran on being selected for the 2019 WCC/Merck Research Award. The WCC/Merck award recognizes 8 outstanding female scientists across the country and provides them with the opportunity to present their research along with fellow awardees at a special session at the Fall ACS Meeting in San Diego. In the Engle lab, Van’s research has focused on nickel-catalyzed conjunctive cross coupling (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10657) and on palladium-catalyzed strong-bond activation via β-X elimination (Nat. Chem. 2018, 10, 1126). Outside of the lab, Van serves as Advocacy Co-Chair for the Scripps Network for Women in Science (NWiS). Thanks to Merck for the their support, and way to go Van!