Chemistry Students and Faculty Give Presentations at SERMACS in New Orleans

SERMACSDr. Stephanie Myers and chemistry majors William James and Sean Singletary attended the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in New Orleans, December 1-4. Dr. Myers presented the paper “Reducing Grading Without Reducing Assessment”. William James, who works with Dr. Myers, presented his research, “Utilizing Atomic Absorbance Spectroscopy and Standard Addition for Mercury Detection in Turtles.” Sean Singletary, who works in Dr. Miao’s lab, presented his research, “Synthesis of Tetracyanoquinodimethane Derivatives.” Both students were awarded a travel grant through the Pamplin Student Research Fund. William James was awarded an additional travel grant through the Savannah River Section of the American Chemical Society.