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Chemistry and Biochemistry Women Present Research

On Monday, April 13, 2009, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics held its annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology program in Weyandt Hall. Women students and faculty members presented their work from the past academic year at a poster session, followed by an awards ceremony.

Second-place poster awards went to biochemistry major Ms. Caitlin Williamson for “Calcium Tungstate: A Convenient Recoverable Catalyst for Hydrogen Peroxide” and chemistry major Ms. Amy Devlin for “Effect of pH on Uptake Rates for Nonpolar Organics by Semipermeable Membrane Devices.”

In addition to these student, the following also presented research in a number of areas:

  • Ms. Olivia McGovern (biochem) for “Developing a Model for the Eukaryotic Mismatch Repair System”
  • Ms. Andrea Strein (biochem) for “Changes in Molecular Structure of Cherrybark Oak Acorns after Storage”
  • Ms. Li Yin Wong (biochem) for “Characterization of the Baker's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) Srs2 Helicase Features Essential for Regulation of Homologous Recombination”
  • Ms. Galit Regev (biochem) for “Characterization of Salicylic Acid Treated Mutant for Double Stranded RNA in the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Rhizoctonia Solani:Isolate 303”
  • Ms. Victoria Constant (biochem), Ms. Laura Fox (chem), and Ms. Nadia Szymanski (biochem) for “Water Chemistry for Beer Brewing”
  • Ms. Jennifer Beveridge (chem) and Ms. Maura Barrett (chem) for “The Effect of Mercury Toxicity on Daphnia”
  • Ms. Amy Devlin (chem) for “A Novel Synthesis: Iodohydroxylation of Alkenes from Hypoiodous Acid”
  • Ms. Beth Leverett (chem) for “Li2FeSnS4: Synthesis of a Quaternary Diamond-Like Semiconductor”
  • Ms. Jessica Nichol (chem) for “Azobenzene Dye Synthesis for Attachment to Carbon Nanotubes to Control Conductance”
  • Ms. Whitney Simmons (chem) for “A Computational Redesign of Cellulose”

 

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