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Project SEED Students

NJCU Chemistry Department has been actively involved in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED for high school students since Summer 2005. In Summer 2008, the Department started to train students from the Partners in Science (PIS) Program.

Summer 2010

Students: Andrea Murgado,Stephanie Cornejo, Rebeca Saborit (all of Union City High School) and Emil Severe (NJCU Charter School) with Chemistry Department Researchers Luisa Martinez Troncoso, (second row)
Taleia Darden, and Tom Comey
Mentors: Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi and Dr. Ze He
SUMMER 2010 research topics are as follows:
Emil Severe
Rebeca Saborit & Stephanie Cornejo
Andrea Murgado & Taleia Darden Molecular Cloning of Irp9 from Yersinia Enterecolotica

Summer 2009

Students: Beth Sheil(PIS), Joseph Katigbak (Steven Institute of Technology),Vipin Tyagi (SEED), Carolina Tejada (SEED), and Alberto Rivera (McNair Academic) with Chemistry Department Researchers Ann Lezama, Luisa Martinez,
Adrienne Conklin, and Faraz Siddique
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi
SUMMER 2009 research topics are as follows :

Carolina Tejada

Synthesis of 2-Trimethylsilylethynylfluorene

Vipin Tyagi & Joseph Katigbak Increasing Efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells through Light Harvesting Arrays

Summer 2008

Students: Miguel Miranda (SEED),Joseph Katigbak (PIS), and Modupe Sonaike (PIS) with Chemistry Department Research AssociateAdrienne Conklin   
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi
SUMMER 2008 research topics are as follows:
Miguel Miranda

Synthesis of 4-(2-(1,5-Naphthyl Sulfonic Acid) trans-Stilbene


The Synthesis of Amino Substituted Perylene Bis(dicaroximide)Ligands

Joseph Katigbak

Synthesis ofChemiluminescent Fluorene-based Ligands


Summer 2007
Students: Abhishek Bali,Soraya Abdel-Hamid, Mitch Ramlakhan, and Amed Logrono,with NJCU Senior Chemistry Student Luisa Martinez
Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi
SUMMER 2007 research topics are as follows:

Soraya Abdel-Hamid

Analysis of Hudson County Water and Soil Samples

Mitch Ramlakhan

Formation of 1,4-Dihydropyridines

Abhishek Bali

Microwave-assisted Petasis Reaction

Amed Logrono

Synthesis of Substituted Pyrvoles


Summer 2006

Project Seed 1

Students: Birju Amin, Dhaval Amin, Johanna Chiliquinga, Carol Mendez Mentor: Dr. Salvacion Cresidio and Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi

SUMMER 2006 and earlier research topics (pdf) are as follows :
Birju Amin
Synthesis of Peptoids on Rink Resins
Dhaval Amin
Solid-Phase Synthesis of Substituted Imidazoles
Johanna Chiliquinga
Synthesis of Substituted Pyrroles
Samuel Cruz
Isolation and binding studies of phycobiliproteins from
Carol Mendez
Microwave Synthesis of 4-Hydroxyquinolines
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