Tufton and Sanders Recognized for Chemistry Research
Publication Date: 11/27/2012
Chemistry majors Ashley Tufton ’13 and Rachel Sanders ’14 competed against undergraduate and graduate students at the 21st Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry held this month in Jackson, Miss. Tufton won third place overall for “Interactions of Boronated and Non-Boronated Intercalants in Small Nucleic Acid Models,” and Sanders won an honorable mention for “MP2 and DFT Study of the Selectivity of NADP Binding Sites for Novel Ligands.”
Two other chemistry majors—Diana Bigler ’15 and Hallie Weems ’15—and Dr. Mauricio Cafiero, James H. Daughdrill Professor in the Natural Sciences, also attended. In addition, Cafiero served as a session chair for the conference.
(l-r) Ashley Tufton, Hallie Weems, Diana Bigler, Rachel Sanders