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Cannon Scholars earn 4 award-certificates at 257th National ACS (American Chemical Society) Meeting

Posted April 9th, 2019 at 3:59pm

 

(L to R): Dr. D’Souza, Uyebi, Bland, Lankford, Wirick, Piper, Lonski

NSF S-STEM Cannon Scholars, Khadijah Bland (junior, biological chemistry), Kylea Lankford (senior, biology), Austin Lonski (senior, biological chemistry), Rachel Piper (junior, biological chemistry), Omasan Uyebi (senior, biology), and Jeremy Wirick (senior, biological chemistry), pitched their undergraduate research-project outcomes as four posters at the 257th National ACS Meeting, in Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.

Two projects delved on the analysis of organic compound dissolution in a variety of solvents, another looked at organic compound decomposition by microbes and the fourth project detailed chemistry outreach activities to elementary and middle school students.

Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, Professor of Chemistry & Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research was the principal mentor on all four Delaware-EPSCoR (WiCCED), Delaware-INBRE, and NASA-DESGC supported projects, and Dr. Kevin Shuman, Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives, co-mentored the microbiology component of one project. The four biological chemistry majors earned award-certificates for their presentation.