Tom Malinski, a senior chemistry major, recently presented his X-ray fluorescence analysis of Pb (lead) from gunshot residue at the annual American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in Dallas. His work was supported by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer Scholars research award program, which has been funded annual by the Office of the Provost since 2007.
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