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Misher College Students Present at Alpha Chi Convention

Published on April 22, 2019

Kent Pham, Maria Bouda, and Jacky RenyThree students from Misher College of Arts and Sciences presented at the 2019 Alpha Chi Honor Society National Convention which was held in Cleveland, Ohio from April 4-7.

Kent Pham and Maria BoudaKent Pham Bio’19 won the Blake & Trish Janutolo Prize in Organismal & Ecological Biology, a national award and an award for best written paper in the sciences for the northeast region with co-winner Maria Bouda PC'20. Pham presented “Enrichment & Detection of Aerobic Anoxygenic Photoautorophic Bacteria Surrounding Catalina Island.”

Pham said his favorite thing about the convention was “Sweeping the competition in our fields and showing our USciences’ prowess.”

In addition to her work with Pham, Bouda won the Joseph E. & Bessie Mae Pryor Prize in Chemistry for her presentation tilted: "Synthesis of Boronic Acid, Sulfonyl Fluoride and Phosphonate Oxaborol Analogs."

Jacky Reny BMS'20 also presented her research titled "Exploration into Childhood Risk Factors Associated with the Chronic Conditions in Adulthood."

Alison Mostrom, associate professor of Biological Sciences, served as a judge for Ecology & Organismal Biology presentations and for Environmental Science presentations.

Students had the opportunity o meet and talk with other Alpha Chi National Honors’ students from other chapters across the U.S. They also had fun in Cleveland where they visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum.


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