Leibfarth receives prestigious grant

Leibfarth receives prestigious grant

Chemistry student Frank Leibfarth, from The University of South Dakota, has been selected to receive a chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) travel award from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will help fund Leibfarth's trip to the American Chemical Society (ACS) spring national meeting, March 26-31 in Atlanta, GA, where he will present his poster titled "Molecular Wires from Contorted Aromatics: Derivatives of Hexabenzocoronene." Leibfarth will also be presenting his research in the Division of Chemical Education Nanotechnology Symposium, held at the spring meeting.

In addition to the REU travel award, Leibfarth received a $250 award to cover expenses of the meeting from the National Science Foundation REU Chemistry Leadership Group, as well as $250 from The University of South Dakota chemistry department.

"I am ecstatic for the opportunity to travel to Atlanta and interact with some of the brightest minds in modern science. I anticipate being able to contribute to the sharing of ideas and information at the meeting and hope to learn and connect with chemists from around the country," Leibfarth said.







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