2024 Chemistry Capstone Symposium

All talks will be held in Rieke Science Center, Room 222.

Talks are anticipated to be approximately 25 minutes long including time for questions. The schedule of talks is given below.

View by Day:  [ April 22nd | April 29th | May 6th | May 10th | May 13th ]

Monday, April 22, 2024 (Rieke 222)

12:30-1:00 pm

Solventless, Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Photoluminescent Carbostyril Compounds with Iodine Catalysis for Probe Detection

Audrey Borloz, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:00-1:30 pm

Synthesis and Characterization of a Single-Ion Copolymer for Use in Lithium-Ion

Rhonwyn Fleming, Senior Capstone Seminar

Monday, April 29, 2024 (Rieke 222)

12:30-1:00 pm

Erosive Effects of Carbonated Beverages on Dental Enamel

Tyler Woo, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:00-1:30 pm

Carbostyril Synthesis with Iodine Catalyst

Fani Del Toro, Senior Capstone Seminar

Monday, May 6, 2024 (Rieke 222)

12:30-1:00 pm

Blood Brain Barrier: Efficacy of Drug Delivery

Jade Cayetano, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:00-1:30 pm

Investigating the Synthesis of ZnSe Nanocrystals

Aidan Hopson, Senior Capstone Seminar

Friday, May 10, 2024 (Rieke 222)

12:30-1:00 pm

Single Cell Protein Synthesis from Food Waste Using Solid-State Fermentation
and Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Vinny D’Onofrio, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:00-1:30 pm

Developing Selenium Precursors for the Synthesis of ZnSe Nanocrystals

Rebecca Smith, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:30-2:00 pm

From Glaciovolcanic Eruptions to Martian Sediments: Investigating Geochemical
Signatures in a Martian Analog Environment

Abby Mebane, Senior Capstone Seminar

2:00-2:30 pm

Harnessing Superconductivity: Progression, Controversy, and the Road Ahead

Sean Meija, Senior Capstone Seminar

2:30-3:00 pm

Emergence of a New Form of Immunotherapy as a Method of Cancer Treatment

Mikayla Chun, Senior Capstone Seminar

3:00-3:30 pm

Example Uses of PNIPAM-Based Hydrogels in Medicine

Maureen Onsombi, Senior Capstone Seminar

Monday, May 13, 2024 (Rieke 222)

12:30-1:00 pm

Synthesis of Photoluminescent Azaxanthone Lanthanide Antenna Ligand Complexes for RNA Aptamers

Angela Rodriguez Hinojosa, Senior Capstone Seminar

1:00-1:30 pm

Polymer Characterization – An Exploration of MALDI TOF MS Instrumentation and

Quenton Young, Senior Capstone Seminar