Grace College Students Participate in Indiana Academy of Science Meeting

Grant Carlson (left) and Jessica Lokotar (right) explain to a conference participant their research on the newly proposed route to Thiapentalenes.

Grant Carlson (left) and Jessica Lokotar (right) explain to a conference participant their research on the newly proposed route to Thiapentalenes.

Grace College students Will Lorenz, Grant Carlson, and Jessica Lokotar attended the 131st Annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held in Indianapolis on March 26. As members of the Indiana Academy of Science, the three students joined 400 scientists and guests for the event. The meeting included 140 oral presentations, 120 poster presentations, 11 hot topic presentations and two workshops. Carlson and Lokotar each gave a poster presentation on their peer-reviewed synthetic organic chemistry research which was published in the event’s proceedings. “They performed excellently as I expected. It was a great experience for them to present their research to fellow scientists and be recognized for their work,” says Dr. Chad Snyder, associate professor of chemistry and director of chemical research at Grace College. Students are now preparing for next year’s meeting where they will be presenting oral and poster presentations. Research for the students’ presentations were funded in part by Grace College faculty members: Don DeYoung, Mark Norris, and John Lillis.

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