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Wesley College Undergraduate Research Published


04.09.2013

Five Wesley College students, under the direction of Wesley Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, co-authored published research entitled: “Kinetic Studies that Evaluate the Solvolytic Mechanisms of Allyl and Vinyl Chloroformate Esters.”  D'Souza is the principal author on the manuscript (http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/14/4/7286) that appeared in the peer-reviewed “International Journal of Molecular Sciences.”

Aaron Givens (Biological Chemistry - 2013), Peter Lorchak (Nursing - 2011), Abigail Greenwood (Biology -2008), Stacey Gottschall (Biological Chemistry - 2008) and Shannon Carter (Biology - 2009) participated and helped write the research. This research project analyzed compounds that are used in surface coating technology to create bacterial-resistant amphiphilic polymers.  The project was part of the DE-INBRE/DE-EPSCoR sponsored Wesley College Directed Research program in Chemistry.

Several of the students have continued in the field of Chemistry: Peter Lorchak is a registered nurse at the BayHealth Medical Center, DE. Abigail Greenwood works in the quality control department at Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, NJ. Stacey Gottschall is a staff scientist at QPS LLC, DE. Shannon Carter is in the Ph.D. program in environmental soil chemistry at the University of Delaware. Senior Aaron Givens received a NASA/DESGC Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship and plans to join the University of Delaware graduate program in environmental soil chemistry.