Graduate Students Michael Link and Ryan Fulgham chosen for Graduate Student Organized Symposia at ACS

Posted: February 22nd, 2017

Ryan Fulgham and Michael Link were presented an opportunity by Professor Melissa Reynolds and their advisor, Professor Delphine Farmer, to lead a symposium at the upcoming 254th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, D.C. August 20-24, 2017. The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry (ANYL) will feature three graduate student organized symposia at the Fall 2017 American Chemical Society Meeting. Fulgham and Link saw this as an opportunity to bring together chemists, from diverse backgrounds, to share their experiences working to solve environmental problems by engaging with communities on local to global scales.

Ryan and Michael’s proposed symposium, “Chemistry at the Front Lines: Applications of Analytical Chemistry to Environmental Crises” discusses that the research of analytical chemists has been instrumental in understanding and addressing environmental crises both on local and global scales. Fundamental principles of analytical chemistry, such as quantification and characterization, are used to accurately diagnose environmental problems so that effective solutions can be pursued. From the ongoing Flint water crisis to the ozone hole and global warming, environmental crises impact the quality of human life and have all been the concern of analytical chemists. The interdisciplinary nature of these research questions inspires chemists to take non-traditional approaches to solving problems – often placing them at the interface between science and public policy.

Congratulations Ryan and Michael!!

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