Words: Emily Hollwedel
On November 18, junior Masha Samokhvalova travelled to Plainsboro, New Jersey to participate in the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), centered around analytical chemistry and other related sciences. Among the attendees of the annual conference were various university staff, students, and professionals in several fields within various industries. EAS does not take any submissions or summaries of a researcher’s findings, meaning Samokhvalova had to compete for the opportunity to present.
Samokhvalova’s presentation, titled “New Forensic Application of Smartphone: Facile Spectral Analysis of Fluorescent Security Threads of United States Banknotes,” was well received by both the private sector and government.
“Many of those I spoke with seemed interested in my research,” Samokhvalova said. Interested in what other presenters had to share at the conference, Samokhvalova learned a lot from such a unique experience.
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