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Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry on April 20 - 4/20/2010

Eleven Marian University students will present their original research on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in Marian Hall Room 355. The research projects were conducted as a part of the students' coursework for their chemistry majors. The schedule follows.
Morning Session
9 a.m Kelly Fairchild
Cornea Research Foundation of America: Chemistry Internship
9:30 a.m. Jill Menegotto and Amanda Tutrow
Computational Studies of Creatine, Creatinine, and Creatine Ethyl Ester
9:50 a.m. Ryan Strom
Algae: The Green Answer
10:20 a.m. Jill Tonetti
Biochemistry Involved in Interpretation of Environmental Cues Leading to Reproduction in Vertebrates
Afternoon Session
2 p.m. Carrie Upchurch
Photo-induced Reaction between Eosin Y and DODCI: A Model System for the Photodynamic Effect
2:30 p.m. Tiffany Schendel and Ryan Strom
Hydrogen-bonded Clusters: Structures and Vibrational Spectrum
2:50 p.m. Davin Rose
High Symmetry Carbon Clusters and Cages
3:10 p.m. Matt Hostetler
Reuse of Phase Transfer Catalyst in the Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Adipic Acid
3:40 p.m. Kelly Fairchild
Biodiesel Synthesis in a Domestic Microwave