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NLR’s Sandridge delivers presentation at summit

Bates College student Keyana Sandridge of North Little Rock delivered a researched-based presentation at this year’s Mount David Summit, the college’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement held in late March.

Broadly multidisciplinary, Mount David Summit shows the depth and expanse of scholarship among Bates students, highlighting undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research.

“Mount David Summit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate creative and subject-area mastery, as well as hone analytical, research, writing and communication skills,” said Matthew Auer, dean of the faculty at Bates. “It’s also a practical dry run for life beyond Bates — in the workplace, in graduate study and in our civic engagement — where we are often asked to present, and we need to be prepared.”

Sandridge, who is majoring in chemistry at Bates, delivered a presentation titled “Cationic Cyclodextrins as Chiral NMR Solvating Agents.” Her research was supervised by Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates.

Sandridge, the daughter of Kimberly L. Johnson of North Little Rock, is a 2010 graduate of Parkview High School.

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