Several chemistry and biochemistry students (including one 2012 graduate) recently presented their research at the April 7-11 National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, which took place in New Orleans.
All nine Bowdoin students who applied to present were accepted, according to Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Dharni Vasudevan. To be accepted, undergraduate student research has to have reached an advanced stage, as well as be original and potentially worthy of publication, she said.
Bowdoin’s chemistry department encourages students to attend the conference to gain exposure to a range of chemistry fields. “It opens their eyes to possibilities for their careers or graduate schools,” Vasudevan said.
The students are working with several faculty members in the chemistry department: Vasudevan, Professor of Chemistry Richard Broene, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Danielle Dube, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ben Gorske.
Funding for student travel expenses was provided by, in no particular order, Clare Boothe Luce Fellowships, Bowdoin Biochemistry Program, Bowdoin Chemistry Department, Division of Organic Chemistry ACS, INBRE Grant, Roberts Fund and Bowdoin College