CSMS student Anna Renner wins best poster

Congratulations to Anna Renner for winning best poster at the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference!

Anna Renner, second from left, poses with the 2nd place winner and others at the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. * This photo is from the conference’s photo gallery found at http://www.gcande.org/about/past-conferences/2018-highlights/

Anna Renner attended the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference held June 18-20 in Portland, Oregon to give a poster presentation on research she was conducting in the Center for Sustainable Materials Science.

Renner’s presentation, Synthesis of bio-derivable reactive diluents for styrene replacement in sustainable polymers, was based on her CSMS research under the direction of Dr. Mukund Sibi. Eric Serum, a graduate student at North Dakota State University, was also involved in the research Anna presented on.

As mentioned in a previous CSMS post, Anna has been involved in CSMS research under Dr. Mukund Sibi at North Dakota State University (NDSU) since January 2017 and graduated May 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She is currently a lab technician in Chemistry and Biochemistry at NDSU, and she plans to begin graduate studies in chemistry at Harvard University Fall 2018.

Congratulations again to Anna on her first place poster award!