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Science research presented to American Chemical Society

Senior Ryan Fulgham, Chemistry & Environmental Science double major, presented at the undergraduate research conference for American Chemical Society

Senior Ryan Fulgham, Chemistry & Environmental Science double major, presented at the undergraduate research conference for American Chemical Society

Delta State students and faculty recently attended the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta.

Instructor of Science Education Lacey Fitts and four science majors, Ryan Fulgham, Brennan Lewis, Faizan Tahir and Shelby Walters, took part in this year’s conference themed “Building Chemical Bonds.”

Fitts and Fulgham presented a research project entitled, “Engaging rural students in place-based chemistry: Development and implementation of an agriculturally contextualized experiment.” The group of students participated in the graduate school fair and presented a demonstration to other undergraduate groups and high school chemistry teachers at the Undergraduate Demo Exchange, a forum for university groups around the southeast to exchange ideas.

The three-day conference began with a welcoming program and continued with keynote speakers, student panels, workshops, a World of Coca-Cola Tour, research presentations and symposiums.

The American Chemical Society student chapter at Delta State is open to all science majors. Activities include elementary school visits, National Chemistry Week celebration, guest speaker sponsorships and charity support. For more information, please contact Lacey Fitts at 662-846-4496.

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