Kenyetta Smith wins ACS Student Exchange Award

  • Jan 15, 2018

During the National Conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), Kenyetta Smith was one of only four students to receive the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Exchange Award.

Ms. Smith was recognized for a combination of achievements, including her NOBCChE abstract submission,peer-reviewed publication record, and campus/community involvement.This award includes travel and lodging costs to a future ACS Regional or National meeting, as well as a plaque that she received at the NOBCChE Awards Ceremony.

Ms. Smith is an undergraduate researcher in the labs of Professor Rob Maleczka where she is studying new methods for the synthesis of double-decker silsesquioxane(DDSQ) cages.Her project is a collaboration with Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Professor Andre Lee and colleagues.