Holt Presents Biochemistry Research at Undergraduate Competition at Coastal Carolina

CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA – More than 120 Coastal Carolina University students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Competition April 16-17.

Students represented various majors and research topics, and they presented either oral or poster presentations.

Among the presenters, was Esther Holt, a biochemistry major from Framingham. Her presentation was titled “INDOLE ADDITION TO BENZYLIC ALCOHOLS TO SYNTHESIZE PHENYL PHIDIANIDINE ANALOGS.”

The Undergraduate Research Competition is a spring tradition at Coastal Carolina University that celebrates the accomplishments of undergraduate researchers and provides a venue for the dissemination of student research.

Undergraduate research includes original research and scholarly or creative works, so all disciplines are represented.

All University undergraduate researchers are eligible and encouraged to submit abstracts to present research that they completed during the previous year.

Presentations are judged within broad disciplinary categories and the top presentations for each category win cash awards.

This year, students and faculty mentors from 28 different majors and all five colleges have worked to produce 116 presentations, including 63 oral presentations and 53 poster presentations. These are the results of months, and in some cases, years of effort on undergraduate research projects, and demonstrate the strength of experiential learning at the Univeristy.


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina. It offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 25 graduate-level programs are 21 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science.

More than 10,600 students attend the University founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

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