Permian Basin

Activities for 2014

ACS 247th National Meeting and Exposition (Dallas, March 16-20, 2014)

The faculty advisors for the ASU student chapter of the ACS, Dr. Edith Osborne and Mr. Kevin Boudreaux, took nine students, Ivan Pena, Blake Holle, Ana Allen, Jason Livingstone, Marissa Saulnier, Alexis Mobley, Christian Herrera, Brandon Allen, and Josh McGuire, to the 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Dallas, Texas, from March 15 to March 18.  They received a Green Chemistry award and a Commendable chapter award at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony on March 14 for the chapter’s activities during the 2012-2013 academic year.  They also took part in the Chem Demo Exchange, with a demonstration of the water solubility and biodegradability of starch-based packing peanuts.  They presented three research posters at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session on March 15, and a chapter activity poster at the Sci-Mix on March 15.  Dr. Chris Hobbs and Dr. Raph Zehnder also took three of their research students, Binhong Lin, Adrian Hernandez, and Matthew Smith, to the meeting, where they presented two research posters.

 

 

 At the Chem Demo Exchange:

 

 

 

 Student Chapter Awards Ceremony

 

 Undergraduate Research Poster Session

 

 

 

 

 Sci-Mix Poster Session

 

 

The faculty advisors for the Midland College student chapter of the ACS, Dr. Pat Nandakumar and Mr. John Anderson, took six students, Staley Anderson, Thomas Weathers, Clarissa Estrella, Yung Wang, Xuan Ding, and Virginia Anderson, to the 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Dallas, Texas, from March 15 to March 18.  They received an Honorable Mention chapter award at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony on March 14 for the chapter’s activities during the 2012-2013 academic year.  They presented two research posters at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session on March 15, and a chapter activity poster at the Sci-Mix on March 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities for 2011

ACS 241st National Meeting and Exposition (Anaheim, March 26-30, 2011)

The faculty advisors for the ASU student chapter of the ACS, Dr. Edith Osborne and Mr. Kevin Boudreaux, took three students, Elizabeth Leffel, Wills Register, and Kelly Gross, to the 241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition in Anaheim, California, from March 26 to March 30.  They received a Green Chemistry award and an Honorable Mention award at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony on March 27, and presented two research posters at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session and a chapter activity poster at the Sci-Mix on March 28.

 

Anaheim Convention Center

ACS Student Chapter Awards

 Undergraduate Research Poster Session:  Elizabeth Leffel

Undergraduate Research Poster Session:  Wills Register

 

 Undergraduate Research Poster Session:  Dr. Edith Osborne, Elizabeth, and Wills

 Sci-Mix Poster Session:  Kelly Gross

 

Sci-Mix Poster Session:  Elizabeth Leffel, Wills Register, Dr. Edith Osborne, Mr. Kevin Boudreaux, Kelly Gross

 

The ASU Gang at the Paradise Pier Hotel

 

 

A group of faculty and students from UTPB, headed by Dr. Christine Hahn, also attended the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, where they received an Honorable Mention award at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony on March 27, and presented research posters at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session.

 

 

 

Green Chemistry Symposium at ASU (April 16, 2011)

On April 16, the ACS student group at ASU hosted their Fourth Annual Green Chemistry Symposium.  Our featured speaker was Dr. Chris Sansone, who gave a talk entitled “Are Production Agriculture and Green Chemistry Compatible?”  We also had a poster presentation, some hands-on (and hands-off!) “Chemistry Magic” demonstrations, and a demonstration of solar ovens by James Robinson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth Day at UTPB

 

The Chemistry Club of UTPB celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a presentation by Roy Williams. He presented the geological aspect of Salton Sea and desert geography of area around it. It was a very interesting presentation which showed how a desert could be completely boring or fascinating. He walked us through various vegetation, wild birds and animals. We felt it is very apt on Earth Day to talk about how to preserve the nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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