Hiram College


Hiram College hosted the April meeting of the American Chemical Society’s Akron chapter on April 23, 2015, for the 17th annual Crano Memorial Lecture.

crano-4The evening began with a poster session that included the work of Hiram College students: Kyle Blaha ’15, chemistry major from Burton, Ohio; Tiffany Marchewka ’15, biochemistry and biomedical Humanities double major from Chesterfield, Mich.; Darian Waugh ’15, chemistry major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Nancy Wells ’15, mathematics and chemistry major of Perry, Ohio. The poster session also featured previous work by Steven Romberger, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and by students from Bucknell University.

The Akron Section of the American Chemical Society recognized Waugh as Hiram College’s Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major during the ceremony.

Todd Krauss, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, delivered the keynote speech: “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: When Size Matters.” Krauss is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2012) and the Optical Society of America (2014). He has authored more than 75 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Board of Visitors Chair Joyce DeYoung, Ph.D. ’69 and members Larry DeYoung ’69 and Norm Kelker, Ph.D. ‘61 were among the guests for the evening. Photos courtesy of Brian Knettle, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.

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