CBU Students Thrive at ChemCon

Chemcon 2017 Award recipients Matthew Tobin and Amanda Cameron

Chemcon 2017 Award recipients Matthew Tobin and Amanda Cameron

Matt Tobin, fourth-year chemistry student received the CIC Award for best Undergraduate Oral Presentation in Inorganic Chemistry with his oral presentation on the “Synthesis and Characterization of Chiral Biocarbons for use as Chiral Stationary Phase in Enantioselective Chromatography.” Amanda Cameron, also a fourth-year student, received the Science Atlantic Science Communication Award for her oral presentation on “Investigation into the effects of Salmon Hydrolysate enhanced Biochar on the growth of Barley.” Both are currently conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie MacQuarrie, Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry.

Chemcon 2017 group participants

Chemcon 2017 participants. From L to R (front row): Matty Ryan, Lindsay Hawco, Emily MacLennan, Lorena Ucciferri, Lindsey Polegato, Amy Clemens, Kuljit Kaur, Vinny Andrea, Amanda Cameron
(back row): Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Matthew Tobin

“It’s great to see CBU students being recognized not only for their hard work, but for the level of research that they’re undertaking and leading,” says Dr. Dale, Keefe, President (Interim).

CBU alumna Kori Andrea, who is now perusing graduate studies at MUN in Chemistry, won the CIC award for Best Inorganic Poster

ChemCon was held May 4-6, at Memorial University and saw ten CBU students participate. The event acknowledges the research excellence of chemistry students from across the Atlantic Provinces.

Note: Both Matt and Amanda graduated with honours on Saturday, May 13 during CBU’s Spring Convocation Ceremony. Congratulations Matt and Amanda! #CBUproud