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DYC to Host American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium

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DYC to Host American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Symposium

The April 11 event will highlight stimulating research done by students from institutions in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

Buffalo, New York – April 7, 2015 – D’Youville College will host the Western New York section of the American Chemical Society 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 11  from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Symposium will highlight stimulating research done by students from institutions in Western New York and Southern Ontario. “We plan to host approximately 75 individuals from some 12 colleges and universities, featuring 36 student presentations,” said Dominic L. Ventura, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at D’Youville and chair of the 2015 Symposium Committee. “Five of our D'Youville College students will present at the symposium.”

The symposium will feature a keynote address titled "Collaborative Approach to C-H Functionalization" by Huw M. L. Davies, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta. Davies, who currently holds 23 patents and published over 280 scientific articles is currently the director of the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization. He has been presented with several awards such as the American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award in 2005, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2007, Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2009, Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science in 2012 and was most recently elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in December.

The symposium will include prizes for the outstanding student posters and talks.

The American Chemical Society is based in the U.S. and supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. It was founded in 1876 at New York University and currently has 158,000 members and is the world’s largest scientific society.

The event will be held in the D'Youville Academic Center (DAC)  on the Porter Avenue campus.

 

For more information:

 

Contact Dr. Ventura at 716-829-7545 or venturad@dyc.edu.

 

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