Kelly Sprenkel

 brianName: Kelly Sprenkel 

Hometown: Sunbury, PA 

Anticipated graduation: Spring 2025 

Major(s): Chemistry 

Minor: Mathematics 


  • Murley SURF Summer 2023 - Researching Setschenow Coefficients for mVOCs and Indoor Air Quality  

Inspirations (for major, research, internship):  

My high school chemistry teacher was amazing and made me fall in love with chemistry. All the chemistry professors here are great, and Dr. R encouraged me to apply for the Murley SURF. Dr. Albert is my research advisor and helped me a lot throughout the summer, and he is fantastic.  

Highlights (from courses/internship/research):  

Giving a presentation on my summer research in front of the senior seminar class, including the staff of the chemistry department, and I will be going to present my research at the American Chemical Society National Convention in March 2024.  

Takeaway (from courses/internship/research):  

Don’t be afraid to take risks, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. The professors are understanding and willing to work with you in your courses when you’re struggling. If you stay in your comfort zone, you’re never going to learn.  

Advice (for incoming freshman in your shoes):  

Learn to balance school and your personal life and interests. Don’t let school consume your life, but know when to study and when to have fun.   

Aspirations (upon graduation):  

Continue school for my PhD in Chemistry.

What has been the most significant and/or exciting aspect of your work?  

The most exciting aspect of my work is that I am researching something that not many people have before, so most of what I am working on is new information.  

Scholarships awarded while attending Millersville University 

  • MU Presidential Scholarship
  • PPL Community Scholarship
  • George Stauffer Scholarship