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Attention: 2009 NEPA NMR CONFERENCE Announced


Conference on Undergraduate Research and Education in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

September 29, 2007
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837
Welcome        Registration        Program        Travel/Accomodations         Questions/Contact     Poster Session

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The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University is delighted to invite students and faculty in Pennsylvania and surrounding regions to join in a one-day symposium on September 29, 2007, focusing on the increasing efforts of educators at principally undergraduate institutions (PUIs) to engage in research and education that exploits modern nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

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There are no registration fees and no required memberships. We will accept on-line registrations up to September 16, and on-site registration will be available the morning of the conference. However we request a registration deadline of September 9 to best assist our efforts in planning.

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Poster Session

A poster session will be held from 11am-1pm. Please submit your poster abstracts as soon as possible to help us with our planning, and by Sept. 22 to ensure they will appear in the conference program.

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Program for September 29, 2007

Registration :

8:30 - 9:30 am : Registration and Refreshments

Morning Session - Teaching/Pedagogy (campus map)
                          (Sponsored by Bruker BioSpin)

9:30 - 9:45 am : Welcome - Prof. Charles Clapp (Chair, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University

9:45-10:10 am : "An introduction to structural polymer characterization using both proton and heteronuclear NMR", Prof. Mark Tapsac, Bloomsburg University

10:10-10:35 am : "NMR: Incorporating Multiple Methods into a PUI College Curriculum", Prof. Donald Mencer, Wilkes University

10:45 am : Roundtables (set up posters now)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm : Poster Session in Rooke 324-325

Lunch/Internet/Poster Break : Rooke 324-325 (campus map)
            (Sponsored by Varian, Inc.)

12:00 - 12:50 pm : Social and complimentary bag lunch; internet stations available

12:50 pm : conference photo

Afternoon Session I. - Student Symposium: Rooke 116 (campus map)
                (Sponsored by Wiley)

1:00 - 1:15 pm : Richard Remsing, "Study of Ionic Liquid Solvation and Aggregation by NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations", University of the Sciences Philadelphia

1:15 - 1:30 pm : Austin Ziltz, "NMR at Low Magnetic Fields", Bucknell University, Dept. of Physics

1:30 - 1:45 pm : Kaitlyn Sanders
, "Probing Organocatalytic Activity by NMR-tube Reactions in Mixed-phase and Monophasic Media", Bloomsburg University

1:45 - 2:00 pm : Cody Hoop
," Chemical-Shift Anisotropy Measurements in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons ", Washington and Jefferson

2:00 - 2:15 pm : Gregory Manley
, "Preliminary NMR studies of a 29 kDa primase", Bucknell University

2:15 - 2:30 pm
: Coffee and Refreshments Break            (Sponsored by JEOL)

Afternoon Session II. - Solid State NMR: Rooke 116 (campus map)
                                           Session Chair : David Aurentz

2:30-2:55 pmManish Mehta, “Recent Developments in Dipolar Recoupling Magic Angle Spinning Solid-State NMR”, Oberlin College

2:55-3:15 pm:  Kimberly Cossey, “Integrating NMR Across the Curriculum:  How Well Does it Work?”, The Pennsylvania State University

3:15-3:40 pm:  Tatyana Polenova,51V  Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of Vanadium Haloperoxidases and  Haloperoxidase Mimics”, University of Delaware

3:40-4:00 pmRobbie Iuliucci,“Visualizing Chemical Shielding Anisotropy ‘Seeing the Unseeable’”, Washington and Jefferson

4:00-4:20 pmDavid Aurentz, “The Study of Quadrupolar Coupling Parameter Trends in ZeolitesUsing 27Al NMR in Undergraduate Research”, Penn State Berks College

4:20 - 4:30 pm : break

Plenary Lecture

4:30 - 5:15 pm :
"Looking inside people and artwork by NMR/MRI" Professor Alexej Jerschow
New York University

5:00 pm Closing Comments

5:30 pm Dinner Reception in Walls Lounge (Langone Center - see program
                      for directions) for all registered conference attendees, (students,                       faculty, staff)

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Travel and Accomodations

Directions. Directions to Bucknell's Campus.

Accomodations. The schedule is intended to allow for easy day trips for most conference attendees. As such we are not making arrangements with local hotels. However please consult this list of Lewisburg Hotels if you wish to stay overnight.

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Questions and Contact

For any further questions and information please contact David Rovnyak (drovnyak@bucknell.edu, 570-577-3676).

This year's steering committee:

Dr. David Aurentz, Pennsylvania State University , Berks, PA
Dr. Charles Clapp,
Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
Dr. Geneive Henry, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Dr. Robbie Iuliucci Washington and Jefferson College, , PA

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