Chemistry

Student Researchers Present Chemistry Research at Orlando 2019 ACS National Meeting

Several student researchers presented research at the Spring 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Chemistry professors, Amanda Reig and Ryan Walvoord, traveled with their research students to Orlando to attend the Spring 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting. The ACS National Meetings are held to advance the sharing of ideas and scientific and technical knowledge among chemistry professionals.

On Sunday, March 31st, Sophie Worthington-Kirsch presented her poster titled “Systematic evaluation of copper binding and activation by de novo Due Ferri Single chain proteins” at the poster session of Undergraduate Research at the Frontiers in the division of inorganic chemistry. Brian van Dyke ’18 was listed as co-author along with faculty mentor, Amanda Reig.

At the same inorganic session, Stephanie Hawkins and Alana Huynh co-presented their research titled “Hydrolytic activity of Due Ferri single chain proteins” which is collaborative research conducted with Gettysburg College. Stephanie and Alana conducted their research in the lab of Amanda Reig.

Concurrently in the same hall, the poster session New Reactions & Methodology in the division of organic chemistry featured a poster co-presentation by Yusef Ahmed ’19 and Omar Elghawy ’19. Mentored by Ryan Walvoord, their presentation title was “Facile conversion of hydroxyfluorophores to aminofluorophores via Smiles rearrangement”.

On Monday evening, another set of Dr. Walvoord’s research students, Julia Dorsheimer ’19 and Reid Luksic ’19 co-presented their research titled “Systematic investigation of photinduced electron transfer in coumarins: Applications in triazine detection” in the meeting-wide Sci-Mix poster event representing the division of organic chemistry. The Sci-Mix poster presentations represent the best of what each division has to offer in terms of science and presentation. The duo also presented their poster at the Tuesday Materials, Devices & Switches poster session.

Read abstracts and more at the convention website.