MARIETTA --- Teresa Kuhns of Quaker City, Ohio, is one of seven Marietta College seniors who will present their chemistry research when they attend the American Chemical Society National Meeting being held April 2-6 in San Francisco.

Kuhns, a graduate of John Glenn High School, is majoring in Biochemistry and is scheduled to graduate in May of 2017.

Dr. Kevin Pate, McCoy Professor of Chemistry, said having seven students attending the ACS National Meeting exceeds the department's expectations.

"This represents 87.5 percent of our current Senior Capstone students," he said. "When we overhauled our Capstone/research experience about 5-6 years ago to encourage research by underclassmen, we could not have anticipated such a high percentage of our students having results worthy of presenting at an international meeting. It is a testament to both the students and the faculty that this class is so accomplished."