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URAC Presenter: Senior biochemistry major looks at alpha-synuclein structure

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Brandon Williams, one of the eight select podium presenters to be featured at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21, will discuss his senior honors capstone project, “Distinguishing Differing Conformations of Membrane-Bound Alpha-Synuclein through Distance Measurements.”

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Select students chosen for in-person URAC presentations

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Eight Westminster College students have been selected to offer in-person podium presentations during this year’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) on Wednesday, April 21.

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Westminster STEM students, faculty participate in virtual Pittcon

Friday, April 9, 2021

Several students and faculty members attended the virtual Pittcon 2021, a leading analytical chemistry conference and exposition, from March 8-12.

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Senior honors defenses mark end of intensive research projects

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

This spring, several Westminster College senior honors scholars will publicly defend their capstone research—a culmination of nearly two years’ worth of high-level academic exploration.

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Westminster’s EPMA program featured in Futurum magazine

Friday, March 26, 2021

Westminster College’s National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA), is featured in the latest issue of Futurum, a magazine aimed to inspire young people to follow a career in the sciences, research and technology.

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Drinko Center grant helps student conduct senior honors project

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A recent grant from Westminster’s Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research gave senior biochemistry major Morgan Shine the tools necessary to streamline the work on her data-heavy seniors honors research project.

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13th annual Long Lecture to feature Case Western Reserve chemist

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Dr. Blanton Tolbert, chemistry professor at Case Western Reserve University, will provide the 13th annual Ken and Nancy Long Chemistry Lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, via Zoom.

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Biochemistry majors get hands-on research experience studying SARS-CoV-2

Friday, October 9, 2020

Two Westminster College biochemistry majors had a unique experiential learning opportunity this summer as members of a highly selective undergraduate research team studying the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW: EMILY KRINOS ’21

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Meet Emily Krinos, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. Emily, a senior biochemistry major from Hubbard, Ohio, spent her summer studying geosmin, an organic compound that provides that earthy scent after a rainstorm.  Outside the lab, Emily is involved with Habitat for Humanity, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Chemistry Club and the Student Alumni Association. A dean’s list student, she is also the recipient of the Marmora Maude Dunlap and Dr. Edward A. Dunlap ’32 Scholarship, which is awarded to senior chemistry, biology and physics majors. Emily was mentored by Dr. Peter Smith, professor of chemistry.

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Westminster’s Drinko Center selects 2020 Summer Research Fellows

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ten Westminster College student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2020 Summer Research Fellows by the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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