Chemistry Students Participate in New Summer Research Program

Posted on 8/28/2014 5:42:08 PM

Seven undergraduate chemistry students took part in the inaugural year of the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program during summer 2014.

Six graduate and 19 undergraduate students from the College of Natural Science and Mathematics were active participants, presenting posters of their work in August. Students worked in research laboratories for 10 weeks under the direct supervision of one or more IUP College of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty members.

Students exploring during the Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program

Students and Their Research Titles:

Elon K. Denio (Adviser: Justin Fair)
Synthesizing and testing antibiotics: A three-week lab for second-semester organic chemistry students.

Minh Quan H. Dinh  (Adviser: Justin Fair)
Redefining a Chemical Capstone

Breanna C. Dominguez  (Adviser: Justin Fair)
Real-World Applications in the Organic Laboratory: Sunscreen Production

Samantha Goldstein  (Advisers: Justin Fair and Robert Major)
Drug Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors Influencing Pathways Involved in Planarian Regeneration   

Cassandra Hanley  (Adviser: Charles Lake)
Using Multiple Wavelength Synchrotron Data to Identify the Cd2+ Site in Ag2CdGeS4

Deena Hauze (Adviser: Justin Fair)
Ester Preparations Utilizing N-Bromosuccinimide Oxidations

Melissa R. Limbacher (Adviser: Jana Villemain)
Monitoring Fluorescence Changes of Tryptophan in Bovine Serum Albumin

Department of Chemistry