Due to the conflict of Spring
Break with the 67th
annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference (ISCC), participation
by University of Delaware students was less than usual with three students
presenting talks. The conference was held at Villanova University. Next
year's ISCC will be a Hood College on April 17, 2004.
of Delaware Chemistry and Biochemistry Delegation to the 2003 Intercollegiate
Student Chemists' Conference.
From left to right:
Prof. Hal White, Christopher Eller, Benjamin Thuma, and Denise Birk.
Participating Students, Their Project Titles, and Research Mentors.
Christopher Eller (BS/Biochem '03), First Place, Biochemstry II: "Structural Analysis of Pseudouridine Synthesis by Circular Dichroism" (Prof. Eugene Mueller)
Thuma (BS/Biochem '03), Organic
Chemistry I: "Synthesis of alpha-methylcarbonyl-
4,5-dimethoxy-beta-tetralone from 4,5-dimethox-indenone via BF3.OEt2 mediated ring expansion" (Prof. Douglass Taber)
Denise Birk (BS/Chem '03), Inorganic
Chemistry : "Synthesis and Characterization of Iron tris(pyrazolyl)borate
Eller with first place award in the Biochemistry II Division.