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Linfield chemistry students collaborate with faculty on professional presentations

Six Linfield students accompanied four professors to the American Chemical Society meeting, where they gave professional presentations alongside their mentors.

Linfield College has a long history of active faculty and student research, with most research administrated through the Linfield Research Institute. Linfield students have also been very successful in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, administered through the National Science Foundation. The program sends students to universities and labs across the country.

Student presenters at the chemistry conference included Joell Reyes, Amy Cunningham, Mitchell Edwards, Daniel Namazi, Kathryn Corp and Sean Boedeker. Faculty members involved in student research presentations included chemistry Professors Elizabeth Atkinson, James Diamond (pictured) and Brian Gilbert.

Student Amy Cunningham also received an award for her presentation, “Optimization of 4-mercaptobenzoic acid in SiO2-Ag colloid using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.”

2011 Annual Linfield College Science Symposium