La Salle Chemistry majors, making a difference in the lives of young children, delivered presentation/poster sessions at the 228th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) August 22-26 in Philadelphia.
La Salle's ACS student affiliate, The Chymian Society has been participating in a program called Chemistry for Kids at St. Christopher's Hospital. Students volunteer there once a month, performing chemistry experiments with the children. They were asked to be a part of the symposium "Taking Chemistry to the Streets." Sophomore chemistry major Lyn Blahovec (left), gave the presentation entitled "A student affiliate experience: Volunteering at St. Christopher Hospital for Children."
Patricia Mangel (sophomore, chemistry major) and Lou Mattioli (junior, chemistry major) presented the results of the research they performed this summer with Dr.Michael Prushan as part of the undergraduate research poster session. The title of their poster was "Synthesis and Characterization of Equilateral Nickel(II) Triangular Complexes." Other participants at the national meeting provided many positive comments regarding the quality and scope of the project during the poster session.