March 13, 2014 – By Kevin Edgar
SBIO was well represented at the recent American Chemical Society national meeting in Dallas, Texas, March 16-20. Professors Chip Frazier, Barry Goodell, Scott Renneckar, and Kevin Edgar attended, with Edgar, Goodell, and Renneckar giving presentations, and students Jung Ki Hong, Joyann Marks, Xiangtao Meng, Xinyi Tan, Guigui Wang, Xing Yang, Ruoran Zhang, Wei Zhang, and Xueyan Zheng attended and presented. SBIO was a major contributor to an outstanding day-long symposium based on the results of a USD A-funded educational program at Virginia Tech, on Biobased Sustainable Materials as Resources for Tomorrow (BSMART ); the symposium featured entirely Virginia Tech graduate student speakers from the laboratories of professors in the VT Bio-based Materials Center! On Sunday night a poster competition was held at the
Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division poster session; second-year graduate student Xiangtao Meng of the Edgar laboratory won first prize, of the 100 or so posters presented, with the award including free participation in the Division awards dinner on Tuesday night.