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Senior Chemistry Major Presents at Regional ACS Meeting

CONWAY, Ark. (November 16, 2012) - McKenzie Keller '13, a senior chemistry major from Rogers, Ark., recently attended and presented his undergraduate research at the Southwest Regional American Chemical Society meeting in Baton Rouge, La.

His project, titled "Impacts of Aeolian Dust on Phytoplankton Growth Rates," examined the impact of Aeolian dust deposition on the growth rates of phytoplankton in both iron-enriched and iron-deficient ocean environments.

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