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Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Rodig Places First at Intercollegiate Chemists' Convention

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University senior Michael Rodig, son of Charles and Paula Rodig of Westminster, MD, won first place in Organic Chemistry Session I at the Intercollegiate Student Chemists’ Convention held recently in Frederick, MD. His presentation on “Synthesis of Water Soluble Tris (pyrazolyl) methane Ligands” discussed research performed in Dr. Elizabeth Papish’s Chemistry 410 class. Other competitors represented the University of Delaware, Frostburg State University, Muhlenburg College, and Ursinus College. AT SU, Rodig is president of the Chemistry Society. The chemistry major is a 1999 graduate of Westminster High School. At Salisbury University some 6,800 students in 42 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs pursue liberal arts and professional degrees. Located on the Eastern Shore 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 20 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, Salisbury is 2 Ĺ hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Norfolk, VA, and Wilmington, DE. Among its peers, SU is ranked in the top 10 public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

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