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Students and faculty from the chemistry department presented the results of their research at the recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, and the University's student affiliate chapter of the organization received an award.

Jon French '06, of Gouverneur, New York, accepted the award on behalf of the St. Lawrence University chapter of the Student Affiliates of the ACS. French is president of the chapter. The award recognized the St. Lawrence chapter for its activities in support of chemistry. Only the top 10 percent of the over 960 chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico receive this recognition.

Tim Chapp '05, of Des Plaines, Illinois, gave a presentation with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Samantha Glazier and Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Neil Law, on "Design of Ruthenium Dimer Complexes for Intercalation with DNA."

Joseph Jablonski '05, of Rochester, New York, gave a presentation with Professor of Chemistry Larry French, on "Synthesis of N-cyanoguanidine analogs of vanilloid receptor agonists and antagonists."

Prajjwal Panday '05, of Kathmandu, Nepal, gave a presentation with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ning Gao; Clarkson University Professor Philip Hopke and Clarkson Assistant Research Professor Eugene Kim; and Richard Poirot, of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation, on "Developing an alternative Potential Source Contribution Function analysis method and its application for Lake Champlain Basin mercury study."

Posted: April 20, 2005