This year’s keynote speaker for the President’s Science Symposium was Dr. Chad Mirkin, who gave a talk called “Nanotechnology: A Small World with Big Potential.” Mirkin is the director of Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University.

Following Mirkin’s talk, three students presented their research.

Julia E. Maine ’16 gave a talk titled, “Snap, Crackle, Crunch: The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Food Quality of the Cocolithophore Emiliania huxleyi.”

James K. Sullivan ’16 spoke about “Structure Based Prediction of Cation Exchange Soils: Implications for the Environmental Fate of Pharmaceuticals and Pesticides.”

And Cody P. Woods ’16 presented on “Plant Growth Regulation by Structural and Protective Pectins.”