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Chemistry Students Present at ACCA Student Symposium on April 16


Earlier this month, three Saint Xavier University (SXU) students participated in the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Student Symposium at Concordia University in Chicago. This annual symposium gives students the opportunity to present their research on a variety of subjects, such as social science, biological science and physical science.

After submitting their abstract prior to the deadline, the three SXU students were assigned a session to present at the symposium. The students who presented their research include the following: Johanna Mango, Cydnee Harris and Andrianna Montgomery.

The goal of the symposium was to give eligible students the opportunity to present their research to their peers.

The projects presented by SXU students include: "Comparative Analytical Determination of Dry Dog Food" by Johanna Mango, whose faculty advisor is Frances Crean, Ph.D., R.S.M.; "The Resistance to HIV-1 in sickle cell anemia patients" by Cydnee Harris, whose faculty advisor is Sharada Buddha, Ph.D.; "Food Safety and Content" by Andrianna Montgomery, whose faculty advisor is also Sharada Buddha, Ph.D.

About the ACCA

ACCA is a consortium of 15 private liberal arts colleges that was formed in 1966. Members include Benedictine University, Aurora University, Concordia University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Judson College, Lewis University, North Central College, North Park University, Olivet Nazarene University, Saint Xavier University, Trinity Christian College, Trinity International University and Wheaton College.

The primary objective of ACCA is to promote collegiate education in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and business/economics by stimulating and regularizing cooperative arrangements between the member colleges and universities and government laboratories and other educational institutions in the use of staff and facilities.