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Hobart Senior Awarded First Prize for Research Presentation

Jameson Crumb receives top honor at American Chemical Society Symposium

(May 4, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.—At this year’s 50th anniversary symposium of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society on April 23, Hobart College senior Jameson Crumb won first prize for his research poster, titled “Synthesis and Structure of Zirconocene Complexes Possessing Schiff Base Ligands of 2-Hydroxy-5-Methyl Isophthaldehyde.” Crumb has completed his undergraduate research in the laboratory of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Bradley Kraft.

Their research is aimed toward the study of conformationally dynamic transition metal complexes which have potential applications in polymer synthesis and metal-catalyzed organic reactions. A highlight of their research was the X-ray crystal structure determination of a new moisture- and light-sensitive zirconium compound. Funding for the structure determination was provided through the University of Rochester’s outreach program.

Crumb will graduate in May with a B.S. degree in biochemistry with an environmental studies minor. He plans on attending dental school in the fall. He has been a member of the Hobart Student Government, Habitat for Humanity, and has played on the Hobart tennis team as well as the Hobart club lacrosse team. He is also a black belt in karate. He has volunteered for Camp Good Days and Special Times, the Rescue Mission, the Kiwanis Club of Central New York, and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Crumb is a native of Camillus, N.Y., and is the son of Donald Crumb and Debby Eiler-Crumb.