Augustana Chemistry Students Attend National Research Meeting

Augustana University students and faculty at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, California.

Augustana students (from left to right) Emily Kaufman, Elle Malmanger, Lexie Mohror, Casey Hanson, Chase Klingaman, and David Morales at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego. Not pictured: Matt Wagner and Joe Stevens.

Augustana University students and faculty presented their research at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition March 13-18 in San Diego, California.

The event was a gathering of more than 13,000 chemists from around the world, featuring more than 7,000 presentations on cutting-edge chemistry and important research advances.

Associate Professor Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner (chemistry) attended the meeting, along with the following Augustana student researchers:

  • Emily Kaufman (Sioux Falls)
  • Elle Malmanger (Faribault, Minnesota)
  • Lexie Mohror (Fargo, North Dakota)
  • Casey Hanson (Duluth, Minnesota)
  • Chase Klingaman (Mitchell, South Dakota)
  • David Morales (Ecuador)
  • Matt Wagner (Sioux Falls)
  • Joe Stevens (Elk River, Minnesota)

Junior Elle Malmanger said the chance to attend the event was an "incredible opportunity."

"It gave us the chance to talk to people about our academic futures and what chemistry fields we are interested in. Another event [part of the ACS meeting] that helped people think about their futures in chemistry was the career fair. A few students even had professional photos taken and were given mock interviews to improve their interview technique," she said.