Adam Ring is a rising senior at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in chemistry and art history. He intends to earn a PhD in chemistry and apply his studies to conservation science. He gravitates towards studying chemistry and art history because these subjects attempt to answer questions about who we are as a human species. This curiosity combined with a desire to preserve the record of humanity’s creation motivates him to pursue conservation science.
This summer, he is working with Daniel Rowlands to explore and optimize various laboratory techniques used to identify the age and origin of ivory artifacts. At Emory, Adam is working on a conservation science research project with the Michael C. Carlos Museum and is an organic chemistry lab teaching assistant. When not engaged in chemistry and art history learning, Adam enjoys contributing to student theater productions, traveling, and practicing tae kwon do.