SJU Chemistry Students Present at 2012 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA and Win Awards

Graham Group Summer 2012

From left: Booby Carden, James Ohane, Dr. Peter Graham

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Peter Graham and Chemistry majors Bobby Carden (’14) and James Ohane (’14) presented a poster at the 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in Philadelphia on August 20, 2012. Dr. Graham and his students presented a poster entitled “Synthesis and reactivity of tungsten and molybdenum carbon dioxide complexes” in the Division of Chemical Education Poster Session.



Smolen Group Summer 2012

From left: Jessica Kesler, Luke Serensits, Andrew Kusterbeck, Dr. Jean Smolen

Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jean Smolen and her research students presented two posters on August 20, 2012 at the meeting. Alex DeBernardo (’14), Andrew Kusterbeck (’14), and Drew Kaneps (’13) presented a poster entitled “Role of cysteine concentration and particle size in the reductive dissolution of goethite and the subsequent transformation of nitrosubstituted compounds” and Anna Feairheller (’11), Jessica Kesler (’12), and Luke Serensits (’14) presented a poster entitled “Determination of water quality indicators in the Belmont water supply and Saint Joseph’s University campus.” Anna recently earned her M.S. in Education after previously earning her B.S. in Chemistry in 2011. Jessica earned her B.S. in Chemistry in 2012, and she is currently completing her M.S. in Education at Saint Joseph’s.

Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Jessica Kesler and Andrew Kusterbeck for their posters, which were judged outstanding for material content and for manner of presentation given before the Division of Chemical Education.



Molloy Poster Summer 2012

From left:  Avery Vilber, Alaina Stockhausen, Brady Werkheiser

Brady Werkheiser (’13), Avery Vilbert (’13), and Alaina Stockhausen (’15) represented the Molloy Chemical Society at the meeting and presented a poster entitled “ACS Student Affiliate Chapter the Molloy Chemical Society from Saint Joseph’s University”. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jose Cerda serves as the Molloy faculty advisor.


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