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Schedule

 

49th Annual SURC: Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017
The Alumni Center, University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29201

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Friday, January 27, 2017

3:00-7:30 p.m. Conference Registration First floor lobby, USC Alumni Center
4:00-6:00 p.m. USC Campus and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Tours
Sign up for a tour time at the registration desk
First floor lobby, USC Alumni Center
6:00 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Hanno zur Loye, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, David W. Robinson Palmetto Professor of Chemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Ballrooms 2&3,
USC Alumni Center
6:00-7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner Ballrooms 2&3,
USC Alumni Center
7:30-8:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Stephen L. Morgan, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Undergraduate Research in Forensic Analytical Chemistry: Fingerprints, Blood, Fibers, and Dyes
Ballrooms 2&3,
USC Alumni Center

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

7:30-8:00 a.m. Poster Session A Set-up Ballroom 1, USC Alumni Center
8:00-9:50 a.m. Oral Presentations Session 1 - Sponsored by AmbioPharm, Inc.
Analytical, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Inorganic Chemistry
Ballroom 3, USC Alumni Center
8:05-8:20 a.m. Nicholas Leschinsky, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Characterization of a New P450 OleT Ortholog and its Applications for Biofuel Synthesis
8:20-8:35 a.m. Kathleen Riley, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Transition-Metal Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions of Olefins Using Phints in the Presence of an Ionic Liquid
8:35-8:50 a.m. Jonathan Flores, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA
Inhibiting Heme Degradation in the Biomolecular Synthesis of PEDOT:PSS
8:50-9:05 a.m. Joshua H. Gray, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Comparing Principal Component Regression (PCR) and Multivariate Curve Resolution By Alternating Least Square (MCR-ALS) for Decomposition of Electrochemical Data
9:05-9:20 a.m. Casey A. Carpenter, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Comparison of Dinuclear Bis[Re(Bpy)(CO)3Cl]Anthracene and Fac-Re(Bpy)(CO)3Cl for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2
9:20-9:35 a.m. Lauren Watts and Paige Heiple, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
The Two-Step Hantzsch Thiazole Synthesis of Sphingosine Kinase Inhibitor II
9:35-9:50 a.m. Logan R. Martin, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Comparison of the Thermodynamics of Formation of 1:1 Complexes Between ATP and Mg with First Row Transition Divalent Metal Ions
10:00-11:45 a.m. Poster Session A – (Last Names A-K)
Exhibitor/Recruiting Tables Open
Ballroom 1, USC Alumni Center
12:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch (students on their own) + Poster Session B Set-up (Ballroom 1, USC Alumni Center) + Exhibitor/Recruiting Tables Vista Restaurants
2:00-3:45 p.m. Poster Session B – (Last Names L-Z)
Exhibitor/Recruiting Tables Open
Ballroom 1, USC Alumni Center
3:45-4:15 p.m. Refreshment Break Ballrooms 1&2, USC Alumni Center
4:15-5:45 p.m. Oral Presentations Session 2- Sponsored by Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems, LLC (IMCS)
Environmental, Organic, Materials, Physical Chemistry
Ballroom 3, USC Alumni Center
4:15-4:30 p.m. Jessica Rotheiser & Tret Burdette, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Infrared Spectroscopy Detection of Magnetic Tape Degradation
4:30-4:45 p.m. Houston Cole, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Cyclization of Two Distinct Methyl Ketones with DMSO and Ammonium Salts to Produce Heterodisubstituted Pyridines
4:45-5:00 p.m. Nathaniel Fletcher, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Sulfidation of Silver Nanoparticles
5:00-5:15 p.m. Rachel West-Lacourrege, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Rapid Removal of Benzoic Acid and Phthalic Acid from Wastewater Using Magnetized Fast Pyrolysis Biochar from Waste Douglas Fir
5:15-5:30 p.m. Peymon Baghernejad, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Detection of Neurotransmitters
5:30-5:45 p.m. Jeannette Rodriguez, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Antioxidant Activity of Nanoceria Conjugates
6:00-7:30 p.m. Closing Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Oral presentations award sponsor: Irina Roof and Family
Ballrooms 2&3,
USC Alumni Center

End of conference