The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2021 Mid-Hudson valley ACS Undergraduate Student Research Awards from student researchers who presented their work at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium (virtual). Research work should be completed by a student currently enrolled (2020-2021 academic year) as an undergraduate at one of the colleges in the Mid-Hudson ACS area. Outstanding submissions will be selected to each receive a monetary award.
X-RAY, ANTIOXIDANT, AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF TWO NATURAL PRODUCTS TO EXAMINE THEIR ANTIMALARIAL ACTIVITY BY BINDING TO FALCIPAIN-2, A KEY ENZYME IN THE PARASITE HEMOGLOBIN DEGRADATION PATHWAY Ijeoma Okoye*, Francesco Caruso, Miriam Rossi Department of Chemistry, Vassar College --------------------------------- Mechanistic insights into the inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 main protease by a natural phenolic compound found in Theobroma Cacao L.: Can chocolate assist in treatments of COVID-19? Naike Ye, Francesco Caruso, Miriam Rossi* Department of Chemistry, Vassar College -------------------------------- Comparison of Porous and Nonporous Silica Nanoparticles for Biomedical Application Abigail Graham, Brooke Finnessy, and Chi Nguyen Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy, WestPoint, NY --------------------------------- Synthesis of organometallic chromophores to investigate novel materials for reverse saturable absorption Nanki Verma,1 Danielle Cross,1 Jack Harrison,1 Thomas N. Rohrabaugh Jr,2 Ryan M. O’Donnell,2 William M. Shensky,2 Victor A. Jaffett,1 Chi K. Nguyen1 1. Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy, WestPoint, NY 2. U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD
2020 Undergraduate Student Research Paper Award Recipients
The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to present the following Mid-Hudson ACS Undergraduate Research Paper Awards to local student researchers who submitted research papers on their current work. A panel of judges from the Section determined these to be of the highest caliber. The student's name, college and paper title are listed below.
Henry Liu, Vassar College Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Anticancer Screening of (O-isopropyldithiocarbonato-S)-triphenylphosphine-gold(I)
Thomas Alvermann, United States Military Academy at West Point Conductive Noble Metal/Silk Fibroin Films for Bioelectronics Applications
Ryan Kreiser, United States Military Academy at West Point Development of preventative Measures to Counteract the Cytotoxicity of Protein Misfolded Oligomers
Payton Boylston, United States Military Academy at West Point Rheology of CHOCOLATE
Eunice Koh, United States Military Academy at West Point Synthesis and Characterization of Conductive Nonporous Silica
Recipients of 2019 Undergraduate Research Paper Awards
Undergraduate Research Awards were presented to student researchers during the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Mark H. Jaskot (United States Military Academy at West Point): 3D Layer-by-Layer Electrostatic Assembly of Graphene-Noble Metal Thin Films for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications
Grant R. Hall (United States Military Academy at West Point): Viability of a Rhodamine-B Derivative as a "Turn-on" Chemosensor for GX Agents
Ross Poulin (United States Military Academy at West Point): Chemical Crosslinking Graphene Oxide with Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Protein Reaction Centers to Create Aerogels for Use in Biosensors
2018 Undergraduate Student Research Awards Paper Submissions
The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society presented four 2018 Mid-Hudson valley ACS Undergraduate Research Awards to local student researchers who presented their work at the 2018 undergraduate poster symposium. The Mid-Hudson Section rewarded undergraduate students who wrote a short summary about their research and scholarship activities. The following students received a monetary award and were recognized at the symposium for their outstanding submissions:
Aakriti Ramayani "Efficient Synthesis of Iodo-Alcohols"
Aron Sulovari "Synthesis, Characterization and Computational Analysis of Ruthenium-p-cymene Metal Complexes with Hispolon Derivatives"
Kelly Wen "Structural Characterization and Investigation of Antioxidant Properties of Emodin and Osthole, Constituents found in Goji Berries and C. Monnieri and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine"
Madeleine D. Breshears "Synthesis of carbon nanotube-DNA hybrid molecules and characterization of DNA-drug interactions using Raman spectroscopy"
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