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Tia Strickland (C’16) and Dr. White Present at National Chemistry Meeting

American Chemical Society National Meeting (ACS) 2015

‌‌Tia Strickland (C'16) and Dr. Emily White attended the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society with over 158,000 members. The theme of the meeting, which was held August 16-20, 2015, was "Innovation from Discovery to Application”. In addition to technical scientific sessions and programming on graduate school and careers, the meeting provided a variety of networking opportunities. An additional highlight of the trip was a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science, which included a sneak peek of a new exhibit on the Charles River that is currently in development.

Tia presented a poster entitled “Chemistry of wastewater treatment: Monitoring a rural facultative lagoon system in a research-based environmental analysis course”. This poster details research done by Tia and other students both as part of CHEM 211 (Chemical Methods of Environmental Analysis) and as independent research projects in Dr. White lab. Tia has been working as part of a larger ongoing research project focused on water quality and wastewater treatment in Sewanee since her sophomore year.

Dr. White participated in a session entitled “Beyond Quant: Re-envisioning the Foundational Course in Analytical Chemistry”. Her presentation, “Thinking bigger: Using student research and active-learning strategies in a two-course quantitative and instrumental analysis sequence”, was co-authored by Dr. Miles. It describes Sewanee’s innovative teaching efforts in the field of analytical chemistry.