Pittsburgh Section Travel Grants

Pittsburgh Section Offers Travel Grants for Student Members

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society has budgeted funds to help encourage undergraduate/graduate student participation in national and regional ACS meetings. The awards are intended to help defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible students.  Click for the application.

Spring 2018 Winner (New Orleans, March 18-22, 2-18)

Ashley Trouten
Wheeling Jesuit University
“Examination of possible lead and copper in local drinking water”

Fall 2017 Winners (Washington D.C. – August 20-24, 2017)

Caelin Celani
Washington and Jefferson College
“Heavy metal levels in college drinking water”

Halie Tucci
Washington and Jefferson College
“Cherry cordial perfection: Kinetics of sucrose inversion”

Julia Cuthbert
Carnegie Mellon University
“Phototunable structurally tailored and engineered macromolecular (STEM) gels”

Spring 2017 Winner (San Francisco, CA – April 2-6, 2017)

Mikaylah Glenn
California University of Pennsylvania
“Sol-Gel Synthesis with Applications to Fireworks”

Spring 2016 Winners (San Diego, CA – March 13-17, 2016)

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Kaelyn Gresko
California University of Pennsylvania
“Metals in Mushrooms in Western Pennsylvania”

Yunyan Qiu
Carnegie Mellon University
“Towards controlled synthesis of conjugated polymers with functional side chains: An investigation of catalyst-transfer polycondensation for n-type materials”

Fall 2015 Winners (Boston, MA – August 16-20, 2015)

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Amy Short
University of Pittsburgh
“Sequenced copolymers with controlled molecular weight prepared via entropy-driven ring-opening metathesis polymerization”

Dhruv Shah
Duquesne University
“Design, Synthesis & Biological Evaluation of Thiophene-based Heteroaryl Derivatives”

Spring 2015 Winners (Denver, CO – March 22-26, 2015)

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Kaye Archer
Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh
“Anharmonic effects in vibrational spectra of protonated water clusters

Paul Jackson
Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh
“Modulating the reactivity of guaianolide analogs through modifications to the lactone ring”

Fall 2014 Winners (San Francisco, CA – August 10-14, 2014)

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Jeffrey Auletta
Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh
“Physical studies on stimuli-responsive iron-based hydrogels”

Christian Legaspi
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
“Substituent effects of the properties of short oligothiopenes:  A combined physical and theoretical approach”

Spring 2014 Winners (Dallas, TX – March 16-20, 2014)

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Bemnet Kebede
Undergraduate Student
St. Francis University
“Powder Analysis of Acid Mine Drainage Precipitate”

Andrew Pingitore
Undergraduate Student
Washington & Jefferson College
“A Hammett study of the transesterification of para-nitrophenyl benzoates”

Fall 2013 Winners (Indianapolis, IN – September 8-12, 2013)

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Shaopeng Zhang
Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh

Shaili Aggarwal
Graduate Student
Duquesne University

Spring 2013 Winners (New Orleans, LA – April 7-11, 2013)

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Santosh Kumar
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
“Core-size and Ligand Dependent Luminescence properties of Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters”

Anthony Brooks
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
“Photon-Driven Reduction of Zn2+ to Zn Metal”

Fall 2012 Winners (Philadelphia, PA – August 19-23, 2012)

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Steven Owens
Graduate Student
University of Pittsburgh
”Synthesis and computational screening towards new donor-acceptor and donor-donor conjugated polymers with elucidation of the sequence effect”

Mingjiang Zhong
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
“Nitrogen-rich porous nanocarbon from block copolymer precursors for CO2 capture and electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction”

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