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Senior Wins Poster Award at American Chemical Society

St. Davids, PA, March 19, 2012:  Eastern University senior Lyudmila Kravets, a biochemistry major, has won the 1st place Undergraduate Poster Award at the 12th Annual Student Poster Session of the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  The poster session was held at Temple University on February 23, and 96 student posters were presented.

Lyudmila (Luda) won the 1st place award among 32 undergraduate poster presenters. Her poster title is Investigation of Self-Assembly of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles and Denrimers.  This poster is now on display at St. Davids in Andrews Hall on the first floor.  A Villanova University stduent won the 2nd place award and a Saint Joseph's University student won the 3rd place award. This is the second year that an Eastern University student won, since chemistry major Tara Schisler '11 won in 2011.

Dr. Joon-Seo Park, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, said, "My experience for the last two years is that our students are prepared very well for these events due to the summer research program that Dr. Jeanne Bundens organizes and the College of Arts and Sciences supports, and our Project Presentation course (CHE 425) that Dr. Jeff Lawton leads. I think these were the major reasons that our students won the awards two years in a row.  I would like to thank everybody who supported and helped our research."

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