NU Chemistry Professor Awarded Travel Grant from American Chemical Society

January 27, 2012 by Michael J. Freedman

Ronny Priefer, Ph.D.

Ronny Priefer, Ph.D.

Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $600 travel grant to attend a national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Diego, Calif., this spring.

This year's event, titled “Chemistry of Life,” takes place March 21-25.

Dr. Priefer will be among the presenters at the five-day conference, one of the world's largest with an average annual attendance of 25,000.

The meeting serves as an opportunity for professionals in a variety of scientific fields to share knowledge and meet with vendors, and is a valuable networking forum for students. Joining Dr. Priefer in San Diego will be Niagara University students Marie Albano, '13, Veronica Campanella, '12, Christopher Dietz, '12, Chelsea Recor, '14, Eric Stoutenburg, '13, and Laurine Zupp, '12.

The grant was awarded to Dr. Priefer by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award Committee. To be chosen for the grant, Dr. Priefer first had to have his presentation abstract accepted, at which point he then submitted his abstract with a current resume. Funds may be used to cover expenses pertaining to hotel, meeting registration and travel.

Niagara University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society has been recognized by The Society Committee on Education for its work on behalf of the society for two consecutive years.