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RECENT ALUMNUS RECEIVES NATIONAL CHEMISTRY AWARD

By Doug Tattershall

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The American Chemical Society presents only one Coryell Award annually to recognize outstanding undergraduate research in nuclear and radio chemistry.

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July 22, 1999 – (Lexington, Ky.) – A recent University of Kentucky alumnus has received the Coryell Award, given to one student annually by the American Chemical Society to recognize outstanding undergraduate research in the area of nuclear and radio chemistry.

Jason Shergur, the son of John and Pam Shergur of 10600 Helmsdale Lane, Louisville, received this year’s award for his use of nuclear methods to analyze pottery recovered at Slack Farm in Union and Henderson counties. The Kentucky Heritage Council is excavating a group of 15th to 17th century Indian settlements there, along the Ohio River at the mouth of the Wabash River.

Shergur’s research helped determine whether or not artifacts found at the site were produced locally.

Shergur received his bachelor’s degree this spring in chemistry. He plans to begin graduate study this fall at the University of Maryland.


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