Faculty of Science

Chemistry students get a favourable reaction at SOUSCC

The 41st Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) was held at McMaster University on March 30. Western’s Chemistry program was well represented with fifteen students participating.  162 abstracts were submitted in total from across the province.
Once again it’s impressive that many of our students won presentation awards. Out of the fifteen awards available, Western picked up five. Congratulations to all the winners.

Evelyn Asiedu  (3rd prize in Inorganic)
Generation of a carbene from 1,4-diaza-1,3-butadiene containing mixed sandwich cobaltocenes Asiedu E., Magdzinski E., Ragogna P.J.

Ashley Evans  (1st prize in Inorganic Materials)
Synthesis and phototropism of a silicon and germanium substituted dithienylethene ligand. Evans A, Price J.T., Ragogna P.J.

Christopher Harrison (3rd prize in Organic Materials)
Synthesis of 6-oxotetrazane Polymers as Precursors for 6-Oxoverdazyl Radical Polymers Harrison C. S., Gilroy J. B.

Connor Hart (2nd prize in Materials and Spectroscopy)
Photoelectrochemical Enhancement of CuInS2 Light-Absorbing Layers for Solar Cells. Hart C., Tapley A., Ding Z.

Regina Sinelnikov (2nd prize in Inorganic Materials)
Characterization of Metal- Organic Framework using Solid-State 2H NMR and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Sinelnikov R., Xu J., Sham T.K., Huang Y.