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Department of Chemistry
NCUR 2003 - Salt Lake City, UT

Back row: Jason Tubbs, Chris Woods, Amanda Sturdevant, Jason Carr. Front row: Dr. Logan, Stacy Morrill, Andrea Topolnycky

Six chemistry majors traveled to Salt Lake City, UT, to present research papers at NCUR 2003, the 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held at the University of Utah March 13-15. The research of each of these students had been supported by award of a Summer Research Fellowship for 2002.

  • Jason Carr (Mentor, Markus M. Hoffmann, "CO2 Thermodynamic Phase Behavior Studies and Preliminary Evidence for the Formation of CO2/Ionic Liquid Microemulsions") supported by a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Fellowship.
  • Stacy Morrill (Mentor, Margaret E. Logan, "Progress Toward an Improved Synthetic Route to Amino-Substituted Diaryl Tellurides") supported by an Ortho-clinical Diagnostics (Division of Johnson & Johnson) Fellowship.
  • Amanda Sturdevant (Mentor, Mark P. Heitz, "Spectroscopic Study of DCM as Fluorescent Probe of Solute-Solvent Interactions") supported by the Morris Fellowship from the Brockport Foundation. Her paper was submitted in full form to, and has been selected for inclusion in, the "Proceedings of the 17th National Conference on Undergraduate Research." The "Proceedings" of NCUR typically accepts full papers for inclusion only after peer review.
  • Andrea Topolnycky (Mentor, Margaret E. Logan, "Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Diaryl Tellurides") supported by the Collier Fellowship from the Brockport Foundation.
  • Jason Tubbs (Mentor, Markus M. Hoffmann, "NMR Relaxation Measurements of Ionic Liquid Systems") supported by a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Fellowship.
  • Christopher Woods (Mentor Markus M. Hoffmann, "Surfactant Studies Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance") supported by a Chemistry Alumni Fellowship from the Brockport Foundation.

A total of 126 papers were presented in the Chemistry Section of the conference. SUNY Brockport chemistry students presented the largest number of papers of any school in New York with 6 papers. Colgate University followed close behind with 5 papers, while Clarkson University, the University of Rochester, and Union College lagged far behind with one paper, each. No other SUNY school presented papers in the Chemistry Section!

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