Spring Hill College Science Students to Attend Prestigious DOE Event

Tue, 10/23/2007 (All day)

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten Spring Hill College chemistry and biology students have been invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Day of Science on Monday, Oct. 29. The event is hosted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee. More than 1,000 of the nation’s best and brightest students and faculty members from the sciences and other disciplines are expected to attend.

The event will showcase internship and career information, research opportunities, hands-on scientific demonstrations, and technical assistance programs form across DOE’s program offices, national laboratories and other facilities.
The Spring Hill students participating are:

Mark Smith II, biology, Metairie, LA
Emily Williams, biochemistry, Ocean Springs, MS
Maura Robinson, chemistry, Ballwin, MO
Lindsay Neidhardt, chemistry, Semmes, AL
Chris Ladner, chemistry, Gautier, MS
Graham Sanborn, biology, Pensacola, FL
Alex Coppejans, biology, Mobile, AL
Chris Hackmeyer, chemistry, Mobile, AL
Jessica Baker, biology, New Orleans, LA
Laura Jeff, biology, Midland, TX

Dr. Mark Byrne, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Mark Watry, assistant professor of chemistry, will accompany the students.

Spring Hill College is the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. The College is ranked 11th among the best Southern colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges.”

The campus is home to approximately 1,300 students and rests on 400 acres in one of Mobile’s most noted neighborhoods. It is naturally landscaped and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. Several campus buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.   ##