University of Manitoba student Yin Gao’s chemical study resulted in a first place victory at the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s (CSC) national conference. This is the highest honor for an undergraduate biochemistry student.
“I am so thankful to the University of Manitoba for providing me with the opportunity to be successful,” said Gao.
CSC’s national conference is the largest chemistry conference in Canada. Originally intended as an event where scientists gathered to share their findings, they have grown into events that involve participation from chemists around the world. In addition to the regular presentations from academic, industry and government researchers (including graduate students who do either an oral or poster presentation), Gao’s project also involved creating an undergraduate poster presentation.
Additionally, U of M student Sean Walker received an award in the Physical/Theoretical/Computational section of the undergraduate competition.
Each year, 1,500-2,000 chemistry students from all over Canada participate in this event.
“It was Department of Chemistry senior scientist Dr. Harry Duckworth who accepted me as his student to work on this project,” said Gao. “I am very grateful to him and his U of M associates for their time.”
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