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2014 Meeting in Miniature

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Notre Dame College
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The annual Meeting-in-Miniature of the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society was held at Notre Dame College on Wednesday, March 11 on a beautiful pre-spring day.  The local chair of the meeting was John Moran.  Eight students received awards for excellent presentations.  The awards were supported by Amalgamated Tuna, Dwight and Ann Chasar, the Department of Chemistry of Cleveland State University, Energizer, Lubrizol, Sherwin-Williams, and the Cleveland Section of the ACS.

Congratulations to our student award winners

Undergraduate Student Awards ($350)
Graduate Student Awards ($400)
Hannah Bowie – Baldwin Wallace University – “Detection of Estrogenic Activity in Water Using a Yeast Bioassay”
Haitham Kalil – Cleveland State University – “Graphene-Based Composites for Detection and Quantification of Peroxynitrite”
Eric Bruckner – Case Western Reserve University – “Computational Techniques for the Design of Mechanically Interlocked Molecules”
Brian Michal – Case Western Reserve University – “Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Actuators”
Calvin Gang – Oberlin College – “Synthesis of Lead Oxide Carboxylate Single Crystals and Nanostructures”
Marvin Pollum – Case Western Reserve University ­ “Enhancing the Phototherapeutic Potential of Sulfur-substituted DNA and RNA Analogues”
Ren Wiscons  – Oberlin College – “Chiral Channels in Molecular Co-Crystals: Unexpected Structures that Arise from the Co-crystallization of 2,4,6-Tris(4-X-phenyl)arenes”
Kerri Shelton – University of Akron – “Synthesis and Anti-proliferative Activity of N,N’-Bis(arylmethyl)imidazolium Salts with Lipophilic or Hydrophilic Substituents on the Imidazole Rings”

Download the meeting program

This year’s Meeting-in-Miniature of the Cleveland Section will be held Wed. March 11 at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, with talks beginning at 3pm. A highlight of the MIM is the 10-15 minute* talks across all areas of chemistry. This year's awards for the best undergraduate and graduate student talks will be higher than ever before, with $400 awards given at the graduate level and $350 awards at the undergraduate level. Although awards are given to encourage participation by students, we welcome talks by all practicing chemists at the MIM. Please limit the abstract to 250 words and include names and affiliations of all authors with the presenting author’s name underlined. Abstracts should be submitted as Word files to Dr. John Moran (, by Wednesday, March 4th. Please indicate if the presenter is a graduate or undergraduate student, or regular by noting “MIM undergrad”, “MIM grad” or “MIM regular” in the subject line to insure that they are tracked properly.

*length of time slots will depend on the total number of submissions.




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