SRU students' research recognized at UMBC symposium


Nov. 20, 2019

Five Slippery Rock University students recently presented their research at the 22nd annual University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.

Two SRU students took home first-place honors in their respective sections: Kathryn Jones, a senior biology major from Baden, for her poster, "The synthesis of 5'-nor-isoneplanocin," detailing the preparation of a potential antiviral drug with activities against the Ebola virus; and Jacob Palmer, a senior chemistry major from Spartansburg, for his poster, "The solution properties of 12-metallacrown-4," studying a compound related to the field of molecular nanomagnets.

Other SRU students who presented were Anna Will, a senior chemistry major from Allison Park; Shannon Rose, a senior chemistry major from King of Prussia; and Jenell Gerow, a senior chemistry major from Angola, New York.

Accompanying the students and serving as judges for separate poster categories were Ashley Loe, assistant professor of chemistry; Ryan Loe, instructor of chemistry; and Thaddeus Boron, associate professor of chemistry.

More than 270 undergraduate students from the mid-Atlantic region presented posters at the symposium, covering research projects in the fields of biology, chemistry and biochemistry.