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Chemistry Students present at National ACS meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Collin Clay, Joseph Loomis and Zachary Wood attended the 254th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, "Chemistry's Impact on the Global Economy" in Washington, D.C., August 20-24th. All presented posters featuring their research projects, representing the University of Kansas, the University Honors Program and their respective research groups.

Collin Clay photoCollin Clay, BS Chemistry, major presented "Synthesis and Reactivity Profiling: Sultams, Sulfonamides and Known Drugs as Electrophilic Probes" as part of his Beckman Scholar project and is a member of the Paul Hanson Research Group



Zachary Wood PhotoZach Wood, Chemistry BS major presented ",Assessing the scope and limitations of a new 13C NMR approach for probing charge delocalization in electron-​rich organometallics featuring the isocyanide junction unit" and is a member of the Barybin Research Group. Zach is also a Beckman Scholar and traveled with his research mentor, Dr. Mikhail Barybin to this event. 


Joseph Loomis, BS Chemistry, BS Biochemistry major, presented “Assessing the impact of chemotherapeutic agents on the zebrafish brain through bioanalytical methods” and is a member of the Michael Johnson Research Group.



The ACS provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development. The programs and activities conducted by ACS today are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member needs that dates from the Society’s founding in 1876. Attendance gave these Scholars the opportunity to collaborate with professionals and take advantage of the many options available at this national event.  

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