Graduate Students Present Their Research at the Fall 2022 ACS Meeting

Fourth-year graduate students Mayuri Porwal, Erin Maines, and Mckenna Hanson attended the Fall 2022 ACS Meeting in Chicago, IL, August 21–25, 2022, and gave oral and poster presentations on their research.

In addition to her oral presentation titled “Synthesis and characterization of stereoregular functionalized polysaccharides from biomass-derived Levoglucosan,” Mayuri also gave a poster presentation at the ACS Sci-Mix, which is a large inter-divisional poster event occurring at each ACS meeting. According to the ACS, “Presentation in Sci-Mix should be considered a distinction for the presenters as they represent the best of what the division has to offer in terms of the science and presentation.” “I really enjoyed presenting my work at ACS,” said Mayuri. “By participating in a national level conference like ACS I had an opportunity to directly interact with researchers working on similar topics all over the world. It was also a great networking opportunity to build connections with peers and scientists across the globe.”

Erin enthusiastically describes her opportunity to attend and present her research at the ACS meeting. “Attending the ACS national meeting was a great chance to share my work, meet people working in a similar field, and get to learn more about other great research going on around the world!” The title of her oral presentation was “Mechanical recycling of thermosets from 3D printing waste.”

“Understanding the effects of cationic type and architecture on antisense oligonucleotide delivery” was the title of Mckenna’s oral presentation. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to present at ACS in Chicago,” said Mckenna. “It was extremely beneficial to be there in person and meet so many people in the scientific community who research similar topics (or very different ones!).” Mckenna was also selected to receive a Graduate Student Travel Award from the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. The award provided funding for her travel expenses to attend the fall meeting.