March 20 2014
Three Elmira College students and Dr. Jared Baker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, recently attended the 2014 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Commonly known as Pittcon, this event is the largest conference for analytical chemistry in the world, hosting approximately 15,000 to 20,000 attendees per year. At this year’s event, the students presented posters that illustrated findings based on research in Dr. Baker’s Research in Chemistry 4005 course.
Hillary Andaluz Aguilar ’15 presented “Toward the Development of a Portable Device for the Analytical Characterization of Whiskey Samples.”
Morgan Kramer ’15 presented “Employing Capillary Electrophoresis as a Characterization Tool for the Post-Synthetic Treatment of Acetic Acid-Derived Carbon Nanoparticles.”
Tyler Myers ’16 presented “Systematic Investigation of Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Biomonitors for Petroleum-Hydrocarbon Pollution.” Tyler won an award for best poster for an undergraduate student. He was also awarded the Dr. James Manner Scholarship, granted by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, which is given to one undergraduate student at Pittcon who exhibited excellence and passion for research, outstanding presentation, and devotion to academics and the discipline of chemistry.
Additionally, Dr. Baker presented a poster titled “Lessons from the First-time Flip: Tips, Observations and Assessment from the Implementation of the Inverted-classroom Model in a General Chemistry Course” which explained his experiences surrounding the inverted classroom teaching model that he has implemented here at Elmira College.
The College would like to congratulate Hillary, Morgan, Tyler, and Dr. Baker for their hard work and accomplishments.