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Students Present Research at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Students at the conference standing in front of a 'true science' sign

Chemistry professors Drs. Alison Parker, Rachel Rigsby and Justin Stace, along with Belmont Chemistry majors Avery Daniels, Tyra Avery, Hannah Peterson, Amber Ansari, Christopher Hanson and Mary Barber attended the 255th American Chemical Society (ACS) 2018 National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana March 18-22, 2018. ACS organizes two national meetings and expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students and other related professionals. Students and faculty enjoyed a graduate school fair, undergraduate research poster sessions and graduate and professional research presentations at the meeting.

Four Belmont students presented their undergraduate research posters:

Avery Daniels (and Dr. Justin Stace) presented “Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopy of a terbium-centered complex: Remarkable emission from a colloidal mixture”

Tyra Avery (and Dr. Danielle Garrett) presented “Greener options in the chemistry classroom:  a titrimetric analysis of coffee”

Hannah Peterson presented Elucidation of amino acids regulating the species-selective activation of TRPM8 by coal fly ash particle

Amber Ansari (and Dr. Rachel Rigsby) presented “Lipid extraction of wet algal biomass via osmotic shock”

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