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Chemistry faculty and students present at American Chemical Society

August 30, 2016

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto co-organized the symposium, "Elements old & new: Discoveries, developments, challenges, and environmental implications," at the 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 23.

During the symposium, Benvenuto, along with Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science & Software Engineering Dawn Archey and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Prasad Venugopal and Grace Nguyenand Justin Pothoof, Chemistry undergraduates, gave the seminar, "Element 118: Teaching a new element to new students."

Benvenuto along with Nguyen and Pothoof also presented the seminar titled, "It's all in the sludge: Elements that are always byproducts."

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff collaborated with Benvenuto and undergraduate students, Michelle WuSabina Baghaie and Sara Thomas, on the poster, "Analysis of ground turmeric samples with a hand-held X-ray fluorescence analyzer."


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