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Restek sponsors student symposium

by on May 10, 2018 10:18 AM

BELLEFONTE — Restek recently held its first Student Research Symposium at its Bellefonte headquarters as part of its commitment to developing the next generation of scientists.

During the event, Restek chemists and leadership gave talks on gas chromatography in space, olfactory detection and bile acid analysis by liquid chromatography.

In addition to learning more about STEM careers, students prepared and presented posters on a variety of topics. Posters were judged by a panel of Restek technical experts. Winners and their subjects included:

■ Andrew Murtha, “Communication Between Vibrio fischeri Populations within the Squid Light Organ,” first place, $1,000 prize

■ Latisha Franklin, “Inborn Errors in Purine Metabolism Result in Neuromuscular Deficits: A Comparative Metabolic Approach,” second place, $500 prize

■ Nathan Yu, “Homogeneity of Packing in Silica Separation Column,” third place, $250 prize

Undergraduate and graduate student researchers from Penn State were invited to network and showcase their work. Next year, Restek plans to expand the program.


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