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Symposium Agenda

Agenda for the Schaap Chemistry Symposium
Hope College, Holland, Michigan
July 13–14, 2023

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Haworth Hotel & Conference Center and the A. Paul Schaap Science Center

9:30 a.m. Check-in/packet pickup (for those not checking in Wednesday night) Haworth Prefunction Lobby

Poster setup (will remain up for duration of Symposium)

Find your abstract or consult the table inside the back cover of your book to know which poster number you have been assigned.

Haworth Ballroom 136/144

10 a.m.1 p.m. — Opening Session
Haworth Ballroom 134

Professor Jason G. Gillmore presiding

10 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
10:15 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE (KL1): Prof. Jen Heemstra, Washington University in St. Louis 
 “A chemical biology toolbox for probing A-to-I RNA editing”

10:55 a.m. ST01: Jane E. DeGroot, Hope College
“First steps toward new 4-substituted BF2-azo dyes”
11:10 a.m. ST02: Bryan J. Forrest, Hope College
“Exploring the effectiveness of novel directing groups for rhodium-catalyzed decarbonylation”
11:25 a.m. ST03: Anna Koppin, Hope College
“Assessing the function of lysine 473 in the trafficking of the cystine/glutamate transporter, System xc-” 
11:40 a.m. Break — Feel free to browse posters! Haworth Ballroom 134/136/144
12 p.m. ST04: Dr. Michael R. Bergman, Northeastern University
“Features of lens proteins that support lifelong vision”
12:15 p.m. ST05: Dr. Caitlin R. Lacker, University of Wisconsin
“Functional group permutation: the conversion of alcohols to ethers through an atom exchange strategy” 
12:30 p.m. ST06: Dr. Nuwandi Ariyasingha, Wayne State University
 “Disposable and handheld clinical-scale HP propane hyperpolarizer for pulmonary MRI” 
12:45 p.m. Announcements

1–2 p.m. — LUNCH
Phelps Dining Hall

After lunch, the symposium moves to the A. Paul Schaap Science Center for the afternoon.

2:20–3:20 p.m. — Student Short Talks in Parallel Sessions

Schaap 1000

Professor Meagan Elinski presiding

2:20 p.m. ST07: Amanda J. Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Ferroptosis and transcatheter chemoembolization for the treatment of liver cancer”
2:35 p.m. ST08: Connor Bovia, Hope College 
“Influence of nanoparticle chemical composition on in situ hydrogel friction”
2:50 p.m. ST09: Chiamaka Peace Uzoewulu, NC State U.
“Isotopic labeling strategies for biomolecules in ionic liquid and hexafluoroisopropanol”
3:05 p.m. ST10: Carson C. Cole, Rice University
“Design of a rapidly folding collagen heterotrimer by optimizing specificity”

Schaap 1019

Professor Elizabeth M. Sanford presiding

2:20 p.m. ST11: David V. Price, Hope College 
“Biodegradable metallopolymers: synthesis and polymerization of cyclic carbonate monomers with pendant metallocenes”
2:35 p.m. ST12: Kiera M. Estes, Purdue University 
“Synthesis of materials for applications in protein structural determination by cryoEM”
2:50 p.m. ST13: Nathaniel G. Larson, Montana State U.  
“Unconventional site-selectivity in palladium cross-couplings of dichloroheteroarenes.”
3:05 p.m. ST14: Victoria L. Cinnater, Duke University
“Synthesis and photophysics of highly electron-deficient porphyrin oligomers”

3:20 p.m. — Break
Schaap Science Center Atrium

Light refreshments available.

3:40 p.m. — Panel Discussions

Panel A: Industrial Careers in Chemistry
Schaap 1000

Professor Traci L. Smith presiding

Panel B: Faculty Careers at Undergraduate Institutions
Schaap 1019

Professor Kristin Dittenhafer-Reed presiding

4:40 p.m. — Break
Schaap Science Center Atrium

5–5:45 p.m. — Student Short Talks in Parallel Sessions

Schaap 1000

Professor Kenneth L. Brown presiding

5 p.m. ST15: Emily E. Williford, Washington U St Louis 
“Structure-based design of bisubstrate tetracycline destructase inhibitors that block flavin redox cycling”
5:15 p.m. ST16: Ryan M. Kosko, University of Rochester
“A bio-nano hybrid system for photochemical hydrogen production”
5:30 p.m. ST17: Olivia Sprys-Tellner, Hope College 
“The effects of iron oxide nanoparticle exposure on a sentinel species: house sparrows as the new canary in the coalmine”

Schaap 1019

Professor Elizabeth M. Sanford presiding

5 p.m. ST18: Joshua Morales Campos, Notre Dame 
“Isolation of catalytic sites in 2D extended solids through atom-transfer/exchange reactions.”
5:15 p.m. ST19: Madison Shaffer, Michigan State Univ. Bioeconomy Institute
“Optimizing the molecular design of pyridinium anolytes for energy storage applications” 
5:30 p.m. ST20: Christopher Haines, Penn State Univ.
“Research in the Nacsa Group at Penn State: New approaches in electron transfer to develop synthetic organic transformation”

5:45–6:30 p.m. — Optional Building Tours
Schaap Science Center Atrium

Meet Hope undergraduate student and faculty tour guides in the Atrium for tours leaving every 15 minutes or so.

Feel free to hang out in the Science Center until dinner (in the plaza right outside if the weather is fair), or you have time to go back to the Haworth Hotel before dinner to freshen up or change for dinner (and hopefully for the beach!).

Fair Weather Thursday Evening Plans

6:307:30 p.m.

Picnic Dinner in Van Andel Plaza
For air-conditioned dining and additional table space, feel free to bring your meal inside to tables in Schaap 1118.

Just north of Schaap Science Center
8 p.m. Motor coaches to Holland State Park Beach
Dessert, optional swimming, and sunset over Lake Michigan!

Departing from Haworth Hotel circle drive 7:45–8 p.m., returning by 10 p.m.

Alternate Inclement Weather Thursday Evening Plans

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Indoor “Picnic” Dinner & Dessert

Haworth Ballroom 134
8:30–11 p.m.

Motor coaches will run shuttles back and forth from Haworth to BAM! Family Fun Center
Bar, Bowling, Arcade, Billiards, Laser Tag, Indoor Ropes Course, Axe-Throwing, Escape Rooms, at your own expense. Information / discount available on flyer in your folder.

Departing from Haworth Hotel circle drive

Friday, July 14, 2023

Haworth Hotel & Conference Center

8 a.m. — Coffee & Light Breakfast
Haworth Ballroom 134/136/144

8:20 a.m. — Panel C: Graduate School in Chemistry
Haworth Ballroom 134

Professor Jason G. Gillmore presiding

Hope College students are expected to attend. Research university postdocs and graduate students are encouraged to attend to lend additional voices to specifically recruited panelists. Research university faculty can take the hour off!

9:20 a.m. — Poster Session
Haworth Ballroom 136/144

Light breakfast will remain available.

If there are two or more presenters on your poster, please have at least one presenter at the poster continuously. Lone presenters of odd-numbered posters should be at their poster for the first hour (viewing others’ posters in the second hour). Lone presenters of even-numbered posters should be at their posters for the second hour.

11:20 a.m. — Lunch on your Own
8th Street, Downtown Holland

Local dining options are provided in your packet

1–3 p.m. — Closing Session
Haworth Ballroom 134

Professor Jason G. Gillmore presiding

1 p.m. ST21: Caleb Brzezinski, Hope College
“Extending computational chemistry to larger systems”
1:15 p.m. ST22: Michael L.Taylor, JD, Harness Intellectual Property
“Chemistry after the classroom and inside an IP attorney law office”
1:30 p.m. ST23: Emmanuela Chukwuezi, MS, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
“Topics in biopharmaceutical aseptic manufacturing.”
1:45 a.m. Break – Last chance to browse posters! Haworth Ballroom 134/136/144
2 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE (KL2): Prof. Jen Heemstra, Washington University in St. Louis
“Navigating the choices that shape your career”
2:35 p.m. Concluding remarks, Surveys
3 p.m. Please take down posters promptly
Must vacate space by 3:15 p.m.
Haworth Ballroom 136/144
4 p.m. Shuttle to GRR departs Haworth Hotel (for preregistered guests only)
A second shuttle is available ca. 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday morning for those spending Friday night.