Volume 30, Issue 23
Check out UTanya
Richmond and her efforts to
increase diversity awareness.
See p. 12
Do you crave the
sweet and sour sounds
Check out Green Lemon and
their return to Lighthouse.
See p. 13
Which teams will
slide into victory?
Check out the major league
See p. 16
Going to SURF?
See p. 7-10 for info!
March 31, 2005
If matters to you, it matters to The Pendulum.
Students mix chemicals for greater solution
Chemistry students are not just
playing with chemicals in the labo
ratories of McMichael Science
building, they are working to
improve the environment and
answer long unknown questions
about materials on Earth.
Ashley Biscoe, Mary Caruso,
Geoff Lynn and Rachel Naumann,
attended the National American
Chemical Society conference in San
Diego to present their ongoing
Sunday morning the students
attended a graduate school panel
followed by a chemistry graduate
school fair. During the weekend,
students also attended talks about
the type of chemistry they were
“I attended a talk about space
chemistry and what NASA rs
exploring with the Mars Rovers,”
On Monday, the students present
ed their research posters.
“For two hours I stood by my
poster during the organic chemistry
session... I explained the project and
answered questions from an inquis
itive and diverse audience of under-
grads and professors,” Lynn said.
Lynn, the first Gold Water Award
recipient from Elon, and Naumann,
are working on how and why
Liesegang reactions form, with the
help of professor Joel Karty.
According to Lynn, Liesegang
reactions occur when an ion in a gel
solution and an ion in a water solu
tion mix. The two form a precipitate
particle. Scientists know how to
find when and where bands of parti
cles will form, but have not figured
out how and why they form.
Lynn is one of 320 recipients of
die Goldwater Award. According to
maximum of $7,5(X) each is given to
mathematics, natural sciences and
engineering undergraduate students
Biscoe and Caruso are working
on a project titled “Novel Palladium
(IV) Complexes: Synthesis and
Characterization,” with the help of
professor Karl Sienerth. According
to Caruso, these materials reduce
the amount of car bon dioxide in the
envii'onment. She was interested in
Business school honors
local Burlington couple
Sam and Vicky Hunt received the
Frank S. Holt, Jr. Business
Leadership Award Tuesday at a
luncheon in the Woods Center.
The business leadership award,
established at the Martha and
Spencer Love School of Business,
recognizes a local citizen whose
contributions to business and the
community reflect the same pro
gressive visionary leadership exem
plified by Holt.
The Hunts received a lead crystal
sculpture and their name was
inscribed on the plaque, displayed in
the Love School of Business, as the
14th recipients of the award.
Mrs. Hunt is the first woman to
receive the award and the couple is
the first to receive the award as a
couple instead of an individual.
“I have had so many opportunities
to serve my community and my
state,” Mr. Hunt said. “It is also
important to have integrity and good
character and good people to sur
Contact Brittany Smith at pendu-
email@example.com or 278-7247.
Naumann, Caruso and Biscoe pause just before entering the vendors hall
at the National American Cheinical Society conference in San Diego.
this project because she would like
to work for NASA and be lui astro
Caruso and Lynn will be working
on different summer research proj
ects. Caruso has been accepted at
University of California Berkeley
tor 10 weeks to work on infomia-
tion for the design of new diaig and
delivery materials. Lynn will be
conducting research in nanobiotech
nology at Notre Diime.
Contact Krista Naposki at pendu
lum© clon.edu or 278-7247.
Please return to cam-
ptis box 7012 or Moseley
223 by Monday, April 6
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