Five Meredith College students attended the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in San Diego, Calif. The conference was held March 25-29, 2012. Each of the students presented research during the event. They were accompanied by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kassy Mies.
Meredith Hyatt, ’12, presented “Metal coordination polymer networks: A modular approach.” She completed this research in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Appalachian State University. Zeenat Razvi, ’13, presented “Hydrophilic and hydrophobic copper chelators: Pro-oxidants or anti-oxidants?," which was based on research she completed in an REU program at Duke University.
Three of the students presented work completed with Kassy Mies at Meredith College.
Sarah Murray, ’12, presented “Examination of the binding of iron(III) to the amyloid-beta peptide and its potential implications in Alzheimer’s disease.” Rodda Ouma, ’14, presented “Investigation of the interaction between zinc and the beta amyloid peptide.” Michelle Maiden, ’14, presented “Examination of the beta-amyloid peptide and its copper complexes using spectroscopic methods.”
Maiden also earned a prestigious travel award, the WCC-Eli Lilly Travel Award, from the Women’s Chemist Committee of the ACS to attend the meeting. Only 12 travel awards are granted across the nation. The award provides funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. In additional to financial support, the award provides networking opportunities for recipients who attend an ACS national meeting.
Meredith College students Ila Torfin, Leah Jay, Lizzie Wood and Callie Buchert were selected to attend the Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad in Krakow, Poland. The students are studying at Meredith’s site in Sansepolcro, Italy this semester.
In its fourth semester, the program provides a scholarly learning environment through which students studying overseas engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland. Facilitated by American staff from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York and Polish staff from the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the five-day program takes place during spring and fall semesters and is open to North American students studying abroad. Participants visit Krakow and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), work with scholars, take in-depth tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau, hear testimony, and engage in meaningful discussion.
Four Meredith College students have previously participated in the program. Katy Cleary and Elizabeth Van Noppen went in Fall 2011, and Briana Karmini and Meredith Hyatt attended in Spring 2011.
Click here (http://www.meredith.edu/abroad/italy/journals/) to read the students’ travel journals.
Meredith College will host the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships in May. The event received promotion during the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament in Greensboro in March.
Video board and announcements promoted the championships, and each one mentioned Meredith College as the official host. These messages reached an audience of 19,000 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Meredith is the official host school for the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Tennis Championships, May 21-26, 2012. The event will be held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
Meredith College hosted a “Your Path to Success: Overcoming Roadblocks to Graduate School” workshop in March.
Nearly 50 participants attended the half-day workshop, which covered topics including demystifying the application process, preparing for graduate admissions tests and financing your graduate education.
The program has already generated additional interest in Meredith’s graduate offerings, including applications. The workshop was a new effort, developed by graduate programs and marketing staff, that aimed to raise awareness of Meredith as a destination for high quality graduate education.
The College has recently launched an advertising campaign to raise awareness of Meredith’s graduate offerings in the local area. The campaign began April 2 and runs through June 24.
The campaign includes two billboards on Capital Boulevard, advertisements on Capital Area Transit (CAT) buses on routes in downtown Raleigh and commuter routes in the Research Triangle, and ads on the front page of The News & Observer.
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