May 5, 2016

Anne Glenn Speaks at American Chemical Society Meeting

Professor of Chemistry Anne Glenn gave a talk, “Summer Undergraduate Research in the United Kingdom,” at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 13-17 in San Diego.

The talk was co-presented with University of North Carolina at Greensboro Professor Terry Nile, who is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) grant that allows eight U.S. chemistry students to do research at the University of Bristol and the University of Bath each summer.

The program, coordinated by Terry and Anne, will continue this summer with students from Guilford College, UNCG, High Point University, Davidson College, the College of Charleston, Bridgewater College and Catawba College. Connor Huntwork ’17 from Guilford will be doing research in organometallic chemistry at the University of Bath.

Now in its third year, half of the students in the program are from schools in the Greater Greensboro Consortium, including UNCG, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford College and Elon University. The rest of the participants are from colleges elsewhere in the nation, including New College, Berry College, Juniata College, Wheeling Jesuit University, the University of Alabama Birmingham and California State University Bakersfield.

Guilford students and alumni who have participated in this research program include Colin Macintosh ’17 (Chemistry), Caleb Brown ’15 (now in the PhD program in chemistry at N.C. State University), Molly Duffy ’14 (now in medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill), Eric Barnett ’13 (now in an MD/PhD program at SUNY-Upstate) and Garrett Tanner ’12 (now in the PhD program in biochemistry at the University of Virginia).