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Our Seal team is involved in a number of different projects every year. Not only do they get to work on fun and interesting projects in the local community, but they also get to travel to different places. Take a look at some of the recent events that our Seal team has participated in and been apart of. You can also preview some of the past projects and events that Seals has done by clicking on the years listed.

Activities SEALs participated in 2011:

April 7, 2011- Amite High School SEALS Outreach
Seal member, Carla Rohner, organized the April Outreach event. Seal members, Amber Bordelon and Jessica Rhodus, greeted the students as the arrived at Southeastern Pursley hall and gave them a tour of all the different labs. Then the students attended a college class. Then the students attended a question and answers session given by the SEAL faculty members and SEAL members. The students then took a lunch break and toured parts of the campus and then returned to Pursley to attend a demo session put on by Patrick Flowers and Dr. Rhett Allain.
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New SEAL Member-
The SEAL team would like to welcome its newest member Ciera Thrash (freshman chemistry major).

Iota Sigma Pi Girl Scout Event (January 2011) -
Amber Bordelon (SEAL Manager and senior chemistry major) volunteered with Iota Sigma Pi on February 5 to promote National Chemistry week at their women in chemistry event. (click to see pictures of this event)

Activities SEALs participated in 2010:

December 13-14, 2010- Seal members Amber Bordelon, Bijay Battarai, Patrick Flowers, Sumit Libi, Arjun Pandey, Suarav Malla, and Carla Rohner and Seal supervisors Debra Dolliver and David Norwood went to Alabama to visit the University of Alabama. The host of the event was Kevin Shaughnessy along with two grad students. They attended a meeting with several faculty members (Marco Bonizzoni, Kevin Shaughnessy, Timothy Snowden, and Shane Street)where a presentation was given to them on the merits of graduate study in chemistry at UA. The Seals were given a tour of some of the laboratories at UA, including a very nice glass blowing facility. (click here to see pictures of this event)

December 3, 2010- Seal members Amber Bordelon, Bijay Battarai, Patrick Flowers, Sumit Libi, Arjun Pandey, Suarav Malla, Jessica Rhodus and Carla Rohner and Seal supervisor Debra Dolliver attended the SWRM/SERMACS 2010 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Seal Student Manager, Amber Bordelon, gave an oral presentation on Saturday at the conference on Suzuki Miyaura cross coupling reactions. The rest of the SEAL members presented posters on their research.

November 12-13,2010- Seal members Amber Bordelon, Bijay Battarai, Patrick Flowers, Sumit Libi, Arjun Pandey, Suarav Malla, and Carla Rohner and seal supervisors Dr. Dolliver and Norwood attended the ULL Conference. Seal Manager, Amber Bordelon, gave an oral presentation on Suzuki Miyaura cross coupling reactions. The rest of the SEAL members presented posters on their research.
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November 3, 2010- SEAL managers Amber Bordelon and Arjun Pandey and SEAL members Bijay Bhattarai and Sumit Libi attended the Triple X conference at LSU and presented posters on their research.
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October 30, 2010- SEALs attended the Super Science Saturday at LSU to promote Southeastern Chemistry and Physics Departments, SEALs, and SCUMs.
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October 29, 2010- The SEAL team participated in an all day long visit from Loranger high school that was planned by SEAL manager Amber Bordelon. When the high school students first arrived they were taken on a tour of both Dr. Dolliver's and Dr. Fotie's organic labs and Dr. Norwoods physics lab. They were also shown a few of the major instruments that SEALs uses to analyze compounds. The tours were given by Amber Bordelon and Jessica Rhodus. Next the high school students were split up into groups of two and were allowed to sit through Dr. Norwood and Dr. Allain's Physics classes. Then the student's attended a question and answer session. Finally, to end the students visit they attended a DEMO session put on by SEAL senior student researcher Patrick Flowers. Dr. Allain also participated in the DEMO session.
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August 2010- Seal members, Amber Bordelon, Patrick Flowers, Arjun Pandey, and Jessica Rhodus attended the American Chemical Society National Convention held in Boston with faculty advisor, Debra Dolliver. The SEAL members gave a poster presentation at the meeting. ( click here to see pictures from this event)

June 2010-The Seal Team toured the Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Seals were fortunate enough to be given a personal tour of the lab by Dr. Al French. (click here to see pictures from the visit)

Summer 2010- Sarah Sihvonen, from Centenary College of Louisiana, was hired on as a Summer Seal and is working on polymer characterization through dynamic light scattering.

June 2010- Three students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts (LSMSA, Natchitoches LA) were mentored by SEAL students, trained in basic chemical and physics research. Brandi Givens and Caroline Geary expressed and interest in chemistry, and thus were instructed in basic chemistry synthesis by SEAL Researchers. Jeff Parrozzo expressed an interest in physics, and was therefore mentored by physics majors in simulations of cantilever bending using computer simulation software.

June 10, 2010- SEAL Faculty Director David Norwood, SEAL Faculty Member Debra Dolliver, and SEAL Student Manager Amber Bordelon, SEAL Senior Researcher Patrick Flowers and SEAL Student Researcher Jessica Rhodus met with Dr. Artie McKim, of Gaylord Chemical Inc., to report on the results of two projects: fluorescence as a quality assurance measurement for dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and synthesis of highly purified ethyl methyl sulfoxide (EMSO).

April 21, 2010- SEAL Manager Megan Lanier arranged ALL aspects of a day-long visit by about 20 students from Sumner High School to the Department of Chemistry and Physics. The visit included lab and classroom visits, meeting with faculty and administrators of Southeastern and demonstrations of chemistry and physics by other SEAL personnel. (click here to preview picture slideshow of this event)

April 15,2010- SEAL Faculty Director David Norwood, SEAL Faculty Member Debra Dolliver, and SEAL Student Manager Amber Bordelon, SEAL Senior Researcher Patrick Flowers and SEAL Student Researcher Jessica Rhodus met with Dr. Artie McKim, of Gaylord Chemical Inc., to discuss and plan for two projects: fluorescence as a quality assurance measurement for dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and synthesis of highly purified ethyl methyl sulfoxide (EMSO).

April 10, 2010- SEAL Student Manager Megan Lanier (Chemistry) gave an oral presentation of her work at the 2010 Annual SouthWest Regional Meeting (SWRM) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at Rice University. Her talk was entitled: “SYNTHESIS OF SINGLE GEOMETRIC ISOMERS OF OXIME ETHERS OF UNSYMMETRICAL BENZOPHENONES BY PALLADIUMCATALYZED CROSS COUPLING REACTIONS.”

February 27, 2010- The following presentations were made at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University at Alexandria, Alexandria LAPatrick Gentry reported on his analysis of biodiesel yields. Patrick Flowers and Amber Bordelon reported on the synthesis of alkoxyimidoyl tosylates.Jessica Rhodus and Arjun Pandey reported on the production of alkoxyimidoyl iodides from alkoxyimidoyl tosylates.Jordan Dinser gave an oral presentation entitled: Synthesis of single geometric isomers of oxime ethers of unsymmetrical benzophenones by palladium-catalyzed cross coupling reactions. (click to preview picture slideshow of this event)

February 26, 2010- SEAL researchers Jordan Dinser, Megan Lanier, Arjun Pandey, Amber Bordelon, Patrick Flowers, and Patrick Gentry presented their work at a seminar given to the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Southeastern.

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