Belmont undergraduate students and faculty recently presented their research at the 2015 Combined Southwest Region Meeting (SWRM) and the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) held in Memphis. Conference topics included analytical, biological, chemical education, computational, inorganic, medicinal, organic, physical and polymer Chemistry.
Belmont’s participants included:
- Adam Woods, senior chemistry major, presented his work titled “Cationic gemini surfactants used for enhanced oil recovery” at the organic chemistry undergraduate oral presentations.
- Bailey Rose, junior chemistry major, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Justin Stace presented their work titled “Ligand exchange or polymerization of an enzyme-mimic Schiff-base copper (II) complex? A kinetic study” at the inorganic chemistry undergraduate poster session.
- Ilyana Ilieva, sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology major, presented her work titled “A kinetic study of the dependence of ascorbic acid concentration on temperature and time” at the physical chemistry undergraduate poster session.
- Assistant Professor of Chemistry Education Dr. Maria Danielle Garrett presented her work titled “It’s easy being green: Budget-friendly, safety-conscious chemistry labs for the science classroom of today” at the general organic chemistry poster session.
- Libby Ligon, junior chemistry major and Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kim Daus also attended the meeting.
Students were able to share their work with peers and professionals and had the opportunity to attend the graduate school fair to network with representatives from various universities. Woods, Rose, Ilieva and Ligon participated in Belmont’s 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Sciences.