Recent Bloomsburg University Graduate Receives Award for Poster at Chemistry Conference

Bloomsburg, PA (06/16/2022) — Recent Bloomsburg University graduate Reagan Griffith '22 (Mifflinburg, Pa.) received an undergraduate student poster award from the American Chemical Society Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) in early June.

Griffith was honored for her poster presentation: "Effect of Rebaudioside A on the ability of a-Amylase to Hydrolyze Starch." The research she was conducting with BU faculty member Toni Bell dealt with understanding how sweeteners, like zero-calorie sweeteners, sucralose and Stevie, interact with enzymes in our digestive processes

Griffith graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry-biochemistry and a pre-medical sciences studies certificate and is in the application process for dental school.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and Honors College.

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Reagan Griffith wins student poster award at chemistry conference