DePauw Hosts Statewide Science Event

DePauw Hosts Statewide Science Event

October 14, 2004

poster2004-1.gifOctober 14, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Industrial scientists and undergraduate and graduate students from across Indiana gathered on the DePauw University campus this week to present posters and celebrate the study of science.  On Monday, October 11, the Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society hosted its 5th Annual Poster Session in the Percy Lavon Julian Science and Mathematics Center. A total of 120 attended the event and 69 posters were featured. Sixteen DePauw chemistry and biochemistry students who participated in on-campus research with DePauw faculty members presented posters at this event.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliates chapter at DePauw highlighted its accomplishments from 2003 and its three recent ChemLuminary awards. Other participants came from Franklin College, Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Wabash College, Earlham College, Butler University, Ball State University, and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). High school students also presented posters, and industrial scientists from Eli Lilly poster2004-2.gifamd Company and Dow AgroSciences participated as well.

Attendees were treated to tours of the newly renovated Julian Center and to a presentation on the National Historical Landmark at DePauw in honor of the groundbreaking work conducted by legendary chemist and 1920 DePauw University graduate Percy Lavon Julian (read more here). Dr. Tom Sparks, a senior advisor at Dow AgroSciences gave the keynote address on the history of the the science of the natural product-based insecticide Spinosad and related compounds in the talk entitled "Discovery  Research:  From Questions to Molecules." 

The poster session was sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly and Company with additional support from DePauw and its ACS section and Butler University.