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Weinan Chen, first place poster session winner in the Inorganic Division


Erika Milczek, second place winner in the Organic Poster Session


Kira Shurtz and Dr. Gretchen Potts, third place in the Analytical Poster Session

Chemistry students awarded at SERMACS Regional Meeting

Three chemistry students who completed summer research were awarded for their poster presentations at the 56th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Weinan Chen, student of Dr. Greg Grant, won first place in the Inorganic Division for “Preparation of Corners of a Self-assembled Molecular Cube using Trivalent Group 9 Metal Complexes.”

Erika M. Milczek , student of Dr. Kyle S. Knight, won second place in the Organic Poster Session for “Studies Toward the Enantioselective Dehalogenation of Secondary Alkyl Halides.”

Kira D. Shurtz, student of Dr. Gretchen E. Potts, won third place in the Analytical Poster Session for “Analysis of Toxic Metals in Lentinus edodes by Atomic Absorption, Flame Emission and Inductively-Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectroscopy.”

A total of fourteen undergraduate students presented their work at the SERMACS meeting. Dr. Greg Grant also presented.