UW-WC Students to Present Undergraduate Research in Madison

By UW-Washington County

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, three University of Wisconsin-Washington County (UW-WC) students, Alexander Davis, Andrew Dorst, and Gavin Marsh will present their undergraduate research, “Natural Bond Orbital Approach for the Electronic Basis of Hydrogen Bonding” at the 11th Annual University of Wisconsin System Posters in the Rotunda: Explore the Power of Student Research at the Capitol Rotunda, Madison. This is the only UW-WC poster and one of 15 undergraduate student posters from the UW Colleges.

During the academic year 2013-2014, these students enrolled in Independent Study in Chemistry (CHE 299) class and are working on their undergraduate research under Dr. Mohamed Ayoub’s supervision.  Dr. Ayoub will accompany the students to Madison.  This work is an attempt to find out the electronic basis for several representative binary Hydrogen bond complexes using natural bond orbital (NBO) methods and techniques. Hydrogen bonding is essential to many biological and chemical processes.

Since 2006, students in the UW-WC chemistry undergraduate student research program have continuously presented their work at the UWS Posters in the Rotunda in Madison, WI.

Outstanding student researchers from across the UW System and their faculty advisors, together totaling nearly 200, will fill the Capitol Rotunda to share their undergraduate research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. See the related website, http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters/ 

For more information, contact Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Washington County.


Sue Bausch