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Students win Outstanding Poster award at professional meeting

The collaborative research project between our students and students at our partner school in South Korea, the Daejeon Science High School for the Gifted, was presented today at the American Chemical Society regional meeting. Seniors, Amelia, Alli, and Danica presented the project which was led by Dr. Arvin Cruz. The project is titled: Synthesis and Characterization of New Photoactive and Solvatochromatic Retinoid/Carotenoid-Based Complexes of Rhenium. The project was awarded the Outstanding Poster award following the meeting.

Senior, Jenny Zhang, also had her project selected for presentation at the conference. Her research, led by Dr. Cruz and Dr. Maricle, focused on Soxhlet extraction of avocado endocarp and trituration of avocado mesocarp for biodiesel production.


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