With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Submissions from 2009

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Long-term and acute effects of zinc contamination of a stream on fish mortality and physiology, Andrea Giardina, Sandra E. Larson, Brian Wisner, John F. Wheeler, and Matthew Chao

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Antiestrogenic and anticancer activities of peptides derived from the active site of alpha-fetoprotein, Leroy C. Joseph, James A. Bennett, Karl N. Kirschner, George C. Shields, John Hughes, Nicole Lostritto, Herbert I. Jacobson, and Thomas T. Andersen

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Preparation, characterization, and sensing behavior of polydiacetylene liposomes embedded in alginate fibers, Jennifer S. Kauffman, Brett M. Ellerbrock, Kathryn A. Stevens, Philip J. Brown, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Orthogonal Reactivity of Metal and Multimetal Nanostructures for Selective, Stepwise, and Spatially-Controlled Solid-State Modification, Brian M. Leonard, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Karl D. Oyler, Ting-Hao Phan, and Raymond E. Schaak

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Chemical measurements in Drosophila, Monique A. Makos, Nicholas J. Kuklinski, E. C. Berglund, Michael L. Heien, and Andrew G. Ewing

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Ramachandran-Type Plots for Glycosidic Linkages: Examples from Molecular Dynamic Simulations Using the Glycam06 Force Field, Amanda M. Salisburg, Ashley L. Deline, Katrina W. Lexa, George C. Shields, and Karl N. Kirschner

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DNA Templates for Fluorescent Silver Clusters and I-Motif Folding, Bidisha Sengupta, Kerianne Springer, Jenna G. Buckman, Sandra P. Story, Oluwamuyiwa Henry Abe, Zahiyah W. Hasan, Zachary D. Prudowsky, Sheldon E. Rudisill, Natalya N. Degtyareva, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Computational approaches for the design of peptides with anti-breast cancer properties, George C. Shields

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Polydiacetylene-Based Liposomes: An "Optical Tongue" for Bacteria Detection and Identification., Matthew R. West, Timothy W. Hanks, and Rhett T. Watson

Submissions from 2008

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Thermodynamics of the hydroxyl radical addition to isoprene, Marco A. Allodi, Karl N. Kirschner, and George C. Shields

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On-Wire Conversion Chemistry: Engineering Solid-State Complexity into Striped Metal Nanowires using Solution Chemistry Reactions, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Matthew R. Buck, Ian T. Sines, Karl D. Oyler, and Raymond E. Schaak

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Modifying the N-terminus of polyamides: PyImPyIm has improved sequence specificity over f-ImPyIm, Toni Brown, Hilary Mackay, Mark Turlington, Arden Sutterfield, Traci Smith, Alan Sielaff, Laura Westrate, Chrystal D. Bruce, Jerome Kluza, Caroline O'Hare, Binh Nguyen, W. D. Wilson, John A. Hartley, and Moses Lee

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Experimental and Theoretical Study of the OH Vibrational Spectra and Overtone Chemistry of Gas-Phase Vinylacetic Acid, Meghan E. Dunn, George C. Shields, Kaito Takahashi, Rex T. Skodje, and Veronica Vaida

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Emissive chromium(III) complexes with substituted arylethynyl ligands, David L. Grisenti, W. W. Thomas, Christopher R. Turlington, Matthew D. Newsom, Christopher J. Priedemann, Donald G. VanDerveer, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Hydration of OCS with one to four water molecules in atmospheric and laboratory conditions, Gregory M. Hartt, George C. Shields, and Karl N. Kirschner

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Targeting the inverted CCAAT Box-2 of the topoisomerase IIα gene: DNA sequence selective recognition by a polyamide-intercalator as a staggered dimer, Hilary Mackay, Toni Brown, Jim S. Sexton, Minal Kotecha, Binh Nguyen, W. D. Wilson, Jerome Kluza, Boris Savic, Caroline O'Hare, Daniel Hochhauser, Moses Lee, and John A. Hartley

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Halogen Bonding with Dihalogens and Interhalogens, William T. Pennington, Timothy W. Hanks, and Hadi D. Arman

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Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging: A Simple Approach to Automated Angle Scanning, Julia A. Ruemmele, Mary S. Golden, Yang Gao, Eric M. Cornelius, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Lucian Postelnicu, and Rosina M. Georgiadis

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Base-Directed Formation of Fluorescent Silver Clusters, Bidisha Sengupta, Caroline M. Ritchie, Jenna G. Buckman, Kenneth R. Johnsen, Peter M. Goodwin, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Efficient and Accurate Characterization of the Bergman Cyclization for Several Enediynes Including an Expanded Substructure of Esperamicin A(1), Edward C. Sherer, Karl N. Kirschner, Frank C. Pickard, Chantelle Rein, Steven Feldgus, and George C. Shields

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The limitations of certain density functionals in modeling neutral water clusters, George C. Shields and Karl N. Kirschner

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Biospecific Recognition of Tethered Small Molecules Diluted in Self‐Assembled Monolayers, M. J. Shuster, A. Vaish, M. E. Szapacs, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Paul S. Weiss, and Anne M. Andrews

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Sub-30-nm patterning on quartz for imprint lithography templates, Charan Srinivasan, J. Nathan Hohman, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Paul S. Weiss, and Mark W. Horn

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A reversible colorimetric and fluorescent polydiacetylene vesicle sensor platform, Zhongzhe Yuan and Timothy W. Hanks

Submissions from 2007

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Electron Affinity of NO, Charles A. Arrington, Thom H. Dunning, and David E. Woon