Hiram College hosted the local meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Nov. 17, 2015.
Prior to the meeting, six Hiram students – Christian O’Neil ’18 (biochemistry) of Youngstown, Ryogo Suzuki ’16 (physics) of Japan, Emily Hruska ’17 (music and chemistry) of Boardman, Darian Waugh ’16 (chemistry) of Chagrin Falls, Hannah Sims ’17 (chemistry) of Wadsworth and Danielle Kohut ’16 (chemistry) of Independence – presented research posters, detailing hands-on research they have conducted alongside Hiram professors.
Meeting attendees – consisting of industry and academic professionals, ACS members and Hiram students – had the opportunity to network and listen to a talk by Adam Matzger, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, who the organization recognized with its section award.
Waugh, a Hiram senior and president of Hiram’s ACS chapter, was also recognized with an Akron Section Scholarship. He is one of six students from the local section of ACS to be recognized.
“Darian (Waugh) is a talented student who is enthusiastically dedicated to his academic pursuits, extracurricular activities and research projects,” said Carol Shreiner, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry. “He has worked with members of the Chemistry Department on various projects. He has taken on additional responsibilities such as being a teaching assistant and working on instrument maintenance and repair. We are proud of his accomplishments.”