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UA Rich Mountain Presents at ACS National Meeting


At the 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco, UA Rich Mountain Chemistry Instructor Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali, and UA Rich Mountain Student Eduardo Medina presented Impact of an In-Class Calculation Work-Sheet in Chemistry and Physical Science Courses on Student Success. The meeting was held from April 2-6, 2017 with 15,000+ national and international attendees. Earlier in December, the ACS awarded one of the seven $1500 travel grants for the submission of the presentation. Under guidance, Eduardo conducted student interviews at UA Cossatot and collected data for the work. On April 3rd, Eduardo presented a poster under the ACS Division of Chemical Education. On April 5th, Dr. Gyanwali presented a talk in a session titled, Strategies Promoting Success of Two-year College Students.

It was an excellent opportunity provided by ACS to present and attend professional development workshops, poster sessions, exhibitions, and talks. As parts of the grant requirements, Eduardo volunteered in undergraduate committee’s assigned duties and attended sessions focused on leadership, college education, and career outlook. He will submit a formal report to ACS undergraduate committee for publication in inChemistry, the ACS member students’ bimonthly magazine. Moreover, the exposure to this level of leadership and professional development for a freshman student like Eduardo will be of tremendous help for his future directions. Many thanks to ACS Undergraduate Committee and University of Arkansas Rich Mountain for the support and opportunity to be involved with this endeavor.

“I would like to thank Dr. Gyanwali and UA Rich Mountain for providing me this incredible opportunity. I am very glad to represent our college and present our research to multiple individuals in such a large scientific community. This also gave me a chance increase my leadership skills while I worked with the undergraduate chemistry committee officers. We took this opportunity to explore the San Francisco Bay Area including the Golden Gate Bridge and UC Berkeley Campus. It was interesting to study the geographical location of San Francisco, which is right on top of the famous San Andreas Fault,” stated Eduardo Medina.

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