FSC students and faculty member participate in American Chemical Society National Meeting
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 21, 2005) -Florida Southern College students accompanied Dr. Carmen Gauthier, chemistry professor, in participating at the 229th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Diego on March 13.
Gauthier and the students gave the following presentations during the meeting.
Gauthier organized and presided over a symposium on U.S.-Mexico Collaboration in Chemical Education. This symposium was sponsored by the Division of Chemical Education of ACS and the International Activities Committee of ACS. Gauthier also presented an oral paper in the division of inorganic chemistry entitled: "Thin film deposition studies of a nitro-nanoball on gold and graphite surfaces using photoemission spectroscopy."
Bradley West, a sophomore chemistry major, presented a poster based on his summer research entitled: "Design of supramolecular compounds using copper (II) ion, 1,3-adamantanedicarboxylic acid, 1,3-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid, and ammonia derivatives." West is the son of Paul and Vicki West of Mulberry, Fla.
West also participated with Elizabeth Garcia-Cardona, Louis Rufo and Cheryl Shaffer in presenting a poster to the Division of Chemical Education - Successful Student Affiliates Chapter Poster Session entitled: "Promoting chemistry through a positive interaction with the community." Garcia-Cardona is a junior chemistry major and daughter of Raul Augusto Garcia and Bertha Cordona of Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia. Rufo, a senior mathematics major, is the son of Kenneth and Rosalie Rufo of Cape Coral, Fla. Shaffer is a sophomore biology major and the daughter of Philip and Janet Young of Lakeland, Fla.
In addition, the FSC student-affiliated chapter of ACS received a Commendable award for its chapter activities during the 2003-04 academic year. The FSC chapter was one of 170 chosen by the ACS to receive special recognition. The student affiliate program has over 960 college and university chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.