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Recent Graduate Honored by American Chemical Society


In late April, four St. John Fisher College senior chemistry majors participated in the 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by the Rochester Section, Inc. of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The symposium took place at the University of Rochester. Nathan Young and Samantha Doyle both served as presenters, while Megan Cantwell and Erin Semple had posters on display.

Doyle was also awarded the Chemistry Achievement Award by the ACS. She maintained a 3.78 GPA while working as a peer chemistry tutor for the department and a math tutor in the Math Center. In addition, she was a Science Scholar and earned a score on the ACS' standardized Thermodynamics exam that placed her in the 100th percentile nationally. She is planning to continue her education at the University of California, San Diego.

Young's presentation was entitled, "Preparation and Spectroscopic Study of Novel Organosilicon Complexes." Doyle presented, "Structural Effects of Phosphites on Fragility."

Cantwell's poster was entitled, "The Affects of Molecular Size on the Fragility of Phosphite Compounds," and Semple's poster title was, "The Determination of Lead in Soil and Phytoremediation Trials."

All four students graduated this past weekend.

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