Hendrix Students to Share Research at National ACS Meeting

ACS student presenters

CONWAY, Ark. (March 14, 2014) – Twenty-one Hendrix students will present their undergraduate research at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Dallas, Texas. 

The students and their projects include:

  • Eden Benimana, a senior international student, will present “Visible light photooxidative mannich cyclizations”
  • Nicholle Cromwell, a junior from Sugar Land, Texas, will present “Studies on the photoredox reactivity of saturated N-heterocycles tethered to allylsilanes”
  • Vlad Gamalie, a senior from Sherwood, Ark., will present “Role of various intramolecular forces in phospholipase A2 stability”
  • Angela Gloyna, a senior from Houston, Texas, will present “Formic acid adsorption on montmorillonite clay: Insights into atmospheric gas/surface interactions”
  • Dagen Hughes, a junior from Hot Springs, Ark., will present “Aircraft measurements of biogenic, urban, and industrial emissions in Arkansas”
  • Alyssa Jaksich, a senior from Franklin, Tenn., will present “Aircraft measurements of biogenic, urban, and industrial emissions in Arkansas”
  • Hassan Karemera, a sophomore from Little Rock, Ark., will present “Interspecies comparison of snake venom components using various techniques”
  • Emily Maverick, a senior from Baton Rouge, La., will present “Visible light photooxidative mannich cyclizations”
  • Humna Meer, a junior from Marion, Ark., will present “Studies on the photoredox reactivity of saturated N-heterocycles tethered to allylsilanes”
  • Rebecca Meredith, a junior from Little Rock, Ark., will present “Comparing water adsorption properties of montmorillonite clay minerals”
  • Duncan Moseley, a senior from Conway, Ark., will present “Efects of Fe-containing clay mineral deposition on primary production”
  • Fabien Mugiraneza, a senior international student, will present “Comparison of phosphodiesterase enzyme activity in individual coral snakes”
  • Samia Nawaz, a junior from Little Rock, Ark., will present “Communication between serotonin and CMAH”
  • Robert Nshimiyimana, a junior from Conway, Ark., will present “Enantioselective synthesis and characterization of phase 1 warfarin metabolites”
  • Michael Occidental, a junior from Sherwood, Ark., will present “Metal ion cofactor requirement of PLA2”
  • Robert Rurangwa, a junior international student, will present “Synthesis of novel glyoxylamides via react of 5-aryl-N-acetylisatins with amino acid methyl esters”
  • Michael Tarne, a senior from Shawnee, Kan., will present “Photofragmentation of thiophene cluster ions”
  • Narcisse Ukwitegetse, a senior international student, will present “Photoionization and metastable fragmentation of thiophene cluster ions”
  • Aline Umuhire-Juru, a junior international student, will present “Searching for chemical signals in orang-utans (Pongo spp.)”
  • Travis Weeks, a senior from Beebe, Ark., will present “Synthesis of novel glyoxylamides via reaction of 6-aryl-N-acetylisatins with amino acid methyl esters”
  • Cory Ziegler, a junior from Granbury, Texas, will present “Comparison of phosphodiesterase enzyme activity in individual snakes”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.