Cameron University students present research at regional meeting of American Chemical Society

Three Cameron University students presented research posters at the 72nd Annual Southwest Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held in early November in Galveston, Texas. The posters were among more than 86 Undergraduate Poster Presentations from students across Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. Student travel to the meeting was made possible part by a grant from ACS as well as the Cameron University Foundation’s Kerr Foundation Endowed Lectureship in Physical Sciences.

Emmanual Ilondior, Festac Town, Nigeria, presented “Synthesis of Azo Dyes Prepared from Diazonium Salts and Their Applications in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.” Ilondior is a senior chemistry major.

James Lutz presented “Synthesis of Malachite Green and its Application in Solar Cells.” A Lawton native, Lutz is a senior biology major with a minor in chemistry.

Staci Kirkpatrick, Fletcher, presented “Using Microwave Synthesis to Replace Classical Synthesis in Organic Labs.”  She is a senior majoring in organismal biology.

All three worked on their research projects under the guidance of Dr. E. Ann Nalley, Professor of Chemistry and Clarence E. Page Endowed Chair in Math and Science Education.

“On the face of it, the titles of these research projects most likely do not have any meaning for the average American,” says Nalley. “The reality is that research conducted by undergraduate students can ultimately impact mainstream consumer electronics, technology and more, including thousands of items that can be found in households across the country.”

Cameron University is a member of the Council for Undergraduate Research, a national, not-for-profit educational organization that supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

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PR16-181

November 17, 2016