ACS DFW Meeting in Miniature (MiM)

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Congratulations to all Prize Winners at the 2022 Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas!

Congratulations to all participants and winners of prizes for the 54th ACS Meeting in Miniature organized at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The 2022 Meeting in Miniature had six graduate and two undergraduate sections. Three prizes for each section were supported by the Dallas Fort Worth Local Section of the American Chemical Society. Special prizes for the six graduate sections were supported by the ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces journal. The winners of prizes for the 54th ACS Meeting in Miniature are listed below.

Biochemistry/Biological Chemistry Section

1st place: Fabian Castro (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Sydney Schoellhorn (University of North Texas)

3rd place: Jayoh Hernandez (University of Texas at Dallas)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: Weicheng Peng (University of Texas at Dallas)

Physical/Computational Section

1st place: Yazdan Maghsoud (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Kira Mills (University of Texas at Dallas)

3rd place: Jacob Koehler Lynd (Southern Methodist University)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: Madison Berger (University of Texas at Dallas)

Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry Section

1st place: Rhiza Villones (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Cynthia Archambault (University of North Texas)

3rd place: Muhammad Abbas (University of Texas at Dallas)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: Jacob Fripp (University of North Texas)

Materials Chemistry Section

1st place: John Alptekin (University of North Texas)

2nd place: Peruoza Parsamian (University of Texas at Dallas)

3rd place: Steve Lan (University of North Texas)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: A. K. M. Nur Alam Siddiki

Peer J Special Prize: Thomas Howlett (University of Texas at Dallas)

Organic Chemistry Section

1st place: Sumon Sarkar (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Spenser Lloyd Washburn (University of North Texas)

3rd place: Ziyuan Ma (University of Texas at Dallas)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: Kara Kassees (University of Texas at Dallas)

Polymer Chemistry Section

1st place: Karen Cortes-Guzman (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Hanghang Wang (University of Texas at Dallas)

3rd place: Rebecca Johnson (University of Texas at Dallas)

ACS Applied Materials Special Prize: Sachini Perera (University of Texas at Dallas)

Undergraduate Section I

1st place: Matthew D’Souza (University of Texas at Dallas)

2nd place: Alyssa Kohler (Tarleton State University)

3rd place: Victoria Alicia Chavez (Tarrant County Community College)

Undergraduate Section II

1st place: Taryn Gibbs (Tarleton State University)

2nd place: Arun Raja (University of Texas at Dallas)

3rd place: Emily Alonzo (University of Texas at Dallas)

The 2022 Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas

APRIL 23, 2022

8:30 am- 6:00 pm

In-person

We invited and encouraged postdoc, graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for 10-12
minutes oral presentations, with an additional 3-5 minutes for questions.

Registration was free and will be open to all early March and closed April 13, 2022 (midnight).  Scan the QR code to go to the registration website.

2022 Meeting in Miniature (MiM) at UT Dallas

ACS DFW MiM 2022

To volunteer as a presentation judge or for other inquiries, please contact us.

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Mihaela Stefan ()
Dr. Gabriele Meloni ()

Graduate Student Panel:
Hanghang Wang, Mitchell Pope,
Laurel Hagge, Phillip Arche,
Rhiza Villones, Kira Mills, Tejas
Shah, and Daniel Tague

We look forward to seeing you!

The Virtual 2021 Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas

The Meeting in Miniature (MiM) is an annual symposium sponsored by the ACS DFW Local Section. The MiM is held at a local section university on a Saturday in spring. Undergraduate and graduate students throughout the local section are invited to present on their research for a chance to win prizes.

The 53rd ACS DFW Meeting in Miniature took place on May 01, 2021, in virtual format. The meeting was organized by the University of Texas at Dallas using the Blackboard Collaborate platform.

A total of 108 undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows submitted abstracts and gave presentations. The meeting had 7 sections: Organic, Polymer, Inorganic, Materials, Biochemistry/Biological Chemistry, Physical/Computational, and Undergraduate.

ACS DFW local section sponsored 3 prizes for best talks in each section (for a total of 21 prizes from 7 sections). Award certificates are provided, and first prize winners receive $250, second prize winners receive $200, and third prize winners receive $150.

Students were also recognized with 12 special prizes ($150 each) for creativity. The special prizes were sponsored by the University of Texas at Dallas.

The winners of prizes for the 2021 Virtual Meeting in Miniature are listed below and on https://sites.utdallas.edu/acsdfw2021/schedule/.

  BIOCHEMISTRY/BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY SECTION

Fabian Castro Herbert (University of Texas at Dallas) 1st prize
Nisansala Sandamali Abeyrathna (University of Texas at Dallas) 2nd prize
Arezoo Shahrivarkevishahi (University of Texas at Dallas) 3rd prize
Yingyu Huang (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize
Weike Chen (University of Texas at Arlington) Special prize

  INORGANIC SECTION

Kapil Sayala (Southern Methodist University) 1st prize
Trent Kyrk (University of Texas at Dallas) 2nd prize
Juan Vizuet (University of Texas at Dallas) 3rd prize
Kurt Bodenstedt (University of North Texas) Special prize
Marie Mortensen (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize

  MATERIALS SECTION

Jacob Fripp (University of North Texas) 1st prize
A K M Nur Alam Siddiki (University of Texas at Dallas) 2nd prize
Jennifer England (University of North Texas) 3rd prize
Yafen Tian (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize
Samia Rifat (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize

  ORGANIC SECTION

Melissa Anne Collini (University of North Texas) 1st prize
Kara Kassees (University of Texas at Dallas) 2nd prize
Moumita Singha Roy (University of Texas at Arlington) 3rd prize
Shashini D. Diwakara (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize

  PHYSICAL/COMPUTATIONAL SECTION

Lama Abu-Amara (University of North Texas) 1st prize
Leonel Varvelo (Southern Methodist University) 2nd prize
Madison Brandi Berger (University of North Texas) 3rd prize
Sadisha Manendri Nanayakkara (Southern Methodist University) Special prize

  POLYMER SECTION

Erika Lopez Calubaquib (University of Texas at Dallas) 1st prize
John Michael Cue (University of Texas at Dallas) 2nd prize
Alejandra Durand-Silva (University of Texas at Dallas) 3rd prize
Jeri LaNiece Gill (Tarleton State University) Special prize

  UNDERGRADUATE SECTION

Andrew Duy Vu (University of Texas at Dallas) 1st prize
Samantha Martin (Tarleton State University) 2nd prize
Arun Kumar Raja (University of Texas at Dallas) 3rd prize
Yujin (Lisa) Kim (Southern Methodist University) Special prize
Jacob Lynd (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize
Abigail Lewis (University of Texas at Dallas) Special prize

Congratulations to all!