On Saturday, April 8, Tim Gregg, PhD, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and nine chemistry and biochemistry majors attended the 10th annual Western New York American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event was held at Niagara University. Students presented the following posters on their works:
Ben Swanson ’17, “Further Investigation of Transition Metal Substituted Polyoxotungstates in Non-Polar Solvents using 2D DOSY 31P NMR and Density Functional Theory.” Swanson was awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award for the symposium.
James Rutowski ’17, Anthony Berardi ’19, and Samantha Caico ’19, “Toward Novel Nanomaterials for 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agents”
Filippo Gentile ’17, “Substituent Effects in Aldol Reaction Rates”
Ryan Becht ’18, “Developing Experiments for a Materials Chemistry Laboratory Course”
Ben Russ ’18 and Connor Tumiel ’17 “The Pure Rotational Spectrum of KO: A Possible Circumstellar Molecule”
Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, PhD, professor, chemistry and biochemistry