Mansfield Chemistry Major Wins Awards at Regional Event

MANSFIELD, PA– Nicole Wynne, a Mansfield University senior with a major in Chemistry (Biochemistry concentration) and a Biology minor(L-R) Nicole Wynne, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kristen Long was one of three posters to win a monetary award for her poster at the Scholes Lecture and Poster Program at the Corning Sectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society on April 17.

The Annual Scholes Lecture Poster Program was held at Alfred University, in Alfred, NY. This annual event, hosted by Alfred, presents research posters from science students in the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York, including Mansfield University, Elmira College and Alfred University. The range of topics included organic synthesis of cockroach attractants, analysis of gunshot residue and effect of road salt on plants.

Wynne’s poster, “Evaluating the Impacts of Water Contaminants on Fibroblast Viability in vitro” advised by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kristen Long was judged by attendees including chemistry faculty and industrial chemists.

In addition to the poster session, the evening featured awards for the top students from each of the represented schools.  Each college or university selected one student to be the recipient of a book award.

Wynne was honored at this portion of the meeting as well, from the Department of Chemistry at Mansfield University.

Following the awards ceremony, Dr. Guy Crosby, Harvard University, gave the invited Scholes lecture “Chemistry in the Kitchen”

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