Three students succeed in science conference

An annual, regional conference is held to showcase the work of undergraduate science students and to present their work to fellow peers.
This year Linfield held the conference in Murdock Hall on Nov. 19-21.
Sophomore Amanda Wolf, a member of the conference, said more than a dozen schools were represented at the conference in all major areas of science.
The expo was not a competition, Wolf said, but a time for Northwest undergraduates to come together and share research with one another on various projects they worked on during the last year.
Each of the Linfield students who presented set up a poster displaying his or her research.
The three students from Linfield were Wolf, junior Joel Reyes and senior Andrew Carpenter.
The students were required to answer questions on their research and stand by their posters.
Wolf conducted research all summer for a paid research job under Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian Gilbert.
She did research on how enzymes bind to substrates, and she used lasers to determine how that takes place.
She was also selected to present her research in Anaheim, Calif., this spring at the Chemical Society National Meeting Expo along with the other chemistry students who presented their research during the conference.
The expo will take place March 27-31.
“The conference was a wonderful opportunity to be able to present my research before going to Anaheim; I got to see what kinds of questions I would be asked,” Wolf said.

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