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    Undergraduate Levi Palmer presents research at ACS conference

Levi Palmer, an undergraduate working with Professor Renee Frontiera, has been awarded the I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award from the Education Committee of the American Chemical Division (ACS) of Analytical Chemistry. This $750 travel grant will enable Levi to attend 2019 ACS National Meeting, March 31 through April 1. At the conference, Levi will present his research from the Frontiera lab entitled, "Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to Analyze the Effects of Coupling Butterfly Wing Optical Waveguides to Plasmon Resonances.” This unpublished work will be displayed as a poster and will, hopefully, be written as a research article by the time of the conference. 

"I have been working on this project in Professor Frontiera’s group under graduate student James Brooks since March 2017, and I am pleased to honor the success of late Professor Izaak Maurits Kolthoff," said Levi.

In addition, Levi and Bailey Nebgen, who is also a chemistry undergraduate researcher with Professor Frontiera, were accepted to participate in the "ACS Division of Physical Chemistry 2019 Symposium Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors.” This workshop will involve discussions with faculty and undergraduates in the division about key topics in science and graduate school acceptance.