Mansfield Students Attend American Chemical Society Meeting

MANSFIELD, PA—Six Mansfield University students, accompanied by Professor Scott A. Davis, chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department, attended the Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held in New Orleans, LA March 18-22. 

Christopher Haines presented research results he has obtained under the supervision of Davis in his paper entitled “Forensic Soil Analysis by Subtractive FTIR Spectroscopy.” The paper accepted for the Undergraduate Poster session in the Analytical Chemistry Division.

In addition to Haines, the other students in attendance were Katie Emerick, Sarah LaFrance, Krystal Lefever, Chris Lontz and Nicole Wynne.

The students were able to hear a number of talks and presentations regarding the interface of chemistry with a variety of fields including Homeland Security, predicting protein structure and careers.  The ACS meeting typically has about 12,000 scientists in attendance, with over 7,000 presentations.

In addition to presentations the students were also able to visit an Expo highlighting over 100 instrument companies, 25 publishers and 100 graduate schools.  Several of the students were able to meet and obtain autographed books from an author of one of their textbooks.  Some time was also carved out to explore some of the sights and sounds of New Orleans.  

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