Thursday, August 27, 2015
Several Siena College faculty and students were able to attend the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Symposium held in Boston, MA from August 16th-20th. The meeting theme was “Innovation from Discovery to Application” and hosted over 1,550 scientific sessions from invited symposia, poster sessions, special lectures and events, award presentations, workshops, and the exposition. Presentations from Siena included Dorothy Miller’s, Chemistry ’16 and a Division of Inorganic Chemistry Student Travel Award receipent, poster titled “Metalloporphyrin-based dual mode colorimetric sensors,” Prof. T. Hughes posters titled “Mechanistic studies of a novel low-temperature cycloaromatization of o-benzoyl enediynes” and “Synthesis of a C3 symmetric cyclooligo(3,3'-para-terphenylene ethynylene) as a precursor of a [9,9] armchair carbon nanobelt,” Prof. E. Kolonko’s poster titled “Biochemical investigation of the histone lysine methyltransferase PRDM2,” and Dr. K. Kolonko’s poster titled “High resolution mass spectrometry CID study of thiophene octadecyl derivatives.” Both Dorothy Miller's and Prof. Hughes’ posters were selected to be a part of the Sci-Mix, a meeting-wide social event complete with colleagues meeting each other combined with serious scientific discussions. ACS is the world's largest scientific society and national meetings attract more than 10,000 attendees from all around the world.
These accomplishments once again demonstrate that at Siena students get to pursue their passion, prepare for their future, and experience The Education of a Lifetime.