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Westminster College Chemistry Graduate Receives Award from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh

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Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nathanial Cavlovic, a 2018 Westminster College graduate, received one of 30 College Chemistry Awards from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) at its May 14 awards banquet.

Nathanial is a son of Craig Cavlovic and Alain Cavlovic Richardson and a graduate of Shaler Area High School.

“Nate is an excellent choice for this award," said Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster professor of chemistry and Nate's research adviser. "He has made effective use of analytical instrumentation for his senior research, and he has been a superior lab assistant for our department when it comes to training other undergraduates the techniques of analytical chemistry."

Nathanial presented his research, " Cultivating Chemistry: Analysis of Cannabinoids in Hemp Products as an Alternative to Cannabis in the Undergraduate Lab Setting," at Pittcon in Orlando in March.

In addition to a monetary award and framed certificate for the honorees, each student's college library fund received a check to purchase a book in honor of the student. The chemistry department at each institution received an engraved nameplate to add to the plaque recognizing past award winners.

For more information about the chemistry program at Westminster, contact Boylan at 724-946-6293 or