Pax Otuonye, a senior biology major at Kansas State University, thoroughly understands how a catalyst works. She’s studied the concept in her courses, and even as an undergraduate she’s worked on intricate laboratory experiments involving catalysts.

“A catalyst, in chemical terms, is something that speeds up a reaction,” said Otuonye on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Fair, in the K-State Student Union.

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