Thursday, March 24, 2011

CBME and Bioengineering Students Prickett and Westbrook Bring Home Awards from Bartlesville


March 2011

Whitney Prickett, a masters student from Dallas studying Bioengineering at the University of Oklahoma, won first place in the poster session with 53 posters at the Annual Pentasectional American Chemical Society Meeting in Bartlesville on March 12 for her paper "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Targeted to the Tumor Vasculature and
Near Infrared Light Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment." The paper was co-authored with Professors Roger Harrison and Daniel Resasco. Prickett received a $350 award. She is in the accelerated BS/MS program in Bioengineering. Harrison serves as her research advisor.

Aaron Westbrook, a senior from Norman pursuing his bachelors degree from the School of Chemical, Biological and Mechanical Engineering, received an award of merit for his poster "Expanding the Traditional Definition of Naphthenic Acid Structures: Inclusion of Aromatic and Dicarboxylic Acid Functional Groups." Professor Mark Nanny co-authored the poster.

In addition to first and second place awards, there was one merit award with a cash prize and two awards of merit.

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