Eight LVC students, accompanied by chemistry professor Dr. Walter Patton, made presentations at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the 2013 symposium featured 190 poster presentations by undergraduates from colleges and universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Among other disciplines, posters highlighted undergraduate research in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and computational chemistry. Students were judged on the quality of their presentation, their understanding of the work presented, their general knowledge of science in the area of their work and the level to which their individual efforts contributed to the findings presented and overall work accomplished.
Benjamin Carpenter ’15, a member of a research group advised by Dr. Marc Harris, won a first-place award in his division for his project, “Complexation Studies of Bipyridine Aza-Crown Macrocycles.”
Other student presenters included:
- Sam Calabria ’15: “Effects of Methanandamide on Learning and Memory” (Advised by Dr. Kristen Boeshore)
- Matthew Dwyer ’14: “The Effects of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles Capping Agents and Reagents on Spirodela polyrhiza” (Advised by Dr. Rebecca Urban and Dr. Anderson Marsh)
- Matthew Maple ’15 and Andrew Stoltzfus ’15: “Investigating the Antimicrobial Activity of Isatin 3-Oxime Derivatives” (Advised by Dr. Andrew Yeagley)
- Kaitie McCardle ’15: “Limited Proteolysis of E. coli GMP Synthetase” (Advised by Dr. Walter Patton)
- Jason Shay ’14: “Aqueous Phase Hydrogenations of Phenol with Palldium Nanocatalysts Immobilized on a Silica Support” (Advised by Dr. Anderson Marsh)
- Alyssa Shultz ’15: “The Effects of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles on Protein Stability” (Advised by Dr. Walter Patton)