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McMurry University School of Natural and Computational Sciences sent five students and faculty to the 2nd Annual West Texas Science Technology Engineering and Math Conference at Midland College in Midland, Texas.

Student presenting posters and talks were Jared Land, Ben Sherwood, Arthur Ross, and Staci Palacios. Two students came home with awards for giving the best oral presentations or poster presentations in their groups. Staci Palacios from Chemistry won 1st place in her group for her talk on Synthesis and Evaluation of Hydroxamic Acid Derivatives as Metallo Beta Lactamases Inhibitors. Ben Sherwood won 2nd place for his poster Numerical Study of the Motion of a Simple Pendulum

Dr. Hyunshun Shin and Dr. Ed Donnay (chemistry) and Dr. Tim Renfro (physics) served as judges.

The physics posters are available online. Ben Sherwood’s and Daniel Zipprian’s poster won the second place in its category. It is located at Jared Land’s poster is at

Those attending would like to thank the Welch Foundation, the Ward Bottom Endowment, and the McMurry Science and Math Advisory Board for sponsoring the trip.