Dr. Fasil Abebe and Dr. Pumtiwitt McCarthy presented reserach at NOBCChE Regional Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

On March 17th and 18th, Drs. Fasil Abebe and Pumtiwitt McCarthy travelled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend the Northeast / Midwest NOBCChE Regional Meeting. While there, they had the opportunity to present research that they had completed in their various areas of expertise. Their presentations were:

Dr. Fasil Abebe: "Rhodamine Based Turn-On Sensors for Metal Ions and Nerve Gas Mimics in Aqueous Media"

Dr. Pumtiwitt McCarthy: "Biochemical Assay Development for a Neisseria Meningitidis Capsule Polymerase"

The Northeast and Midwest regions of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) was a joint regional meeting, Northeast by Midwest 2017 (NExM2017), that was held at the University of Pittsburgh. The meeting was co-hosted by the University of Iowa and the local Pittsburgh Student NOBCChE chapter and ran from Thursday evening, March 16th through midday on Saturday, March 18th. The theme for NExM2017 was "Unifying, Collaborating, and Building STEM Success".

For more information about NOBCChE, or to see upcoming conferences, please visit their website: http://www.nobcche.org/