Chemistry major Myunghoon (Hoonie) Kim (class of 2014) presents his research results at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA in the spring of 2013. Hoonie worked with Dr. Caroline Pharr on the design, synthesis, and characterization of novel organic molecules that should emit blue light and have potential applications in new technologies. Hoonie worked with Dr. Pharr for two years as an undergraduate research student. During that time he was awarded four ARES (Awards for Research in Engineering and Science) grants from the Montana Space Grant Consortium, which he used to pay his way to the national conference and to be compensated for his time working as an undergraduate researcher. Hoonie gave several talks and posters during his time at Carroll, and won the best undergraduate presentation at the Montana American Chemical Society Meeting in the Spring of 2013. Hoonie graduate this past spring, and is now a research fellow at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland.