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Allison Balloon Earned "Best Oral Presentation" at Sigma Zeta National Convention


Allison Balloon, a senior chemistry major from Canton was a presenter at the Sigma Zeta National Convention held at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Balloon won the award for best oral presentation for her talk entitled, “Chemical Constituents of the Burmese Python Sexual Attractiveness Pheromone.” Jeff Goff, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Chris Carmichael, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, served as academic advisors for the project. David Hahn, Ph.D., professor of mathematics, and James Glasgow, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, accompanied Malone students attending the conference.

Participating institutions included Bethel University, Martin University, McKendree University, Millikin University, and Pikeville College.

Balloon’s presentation is available for viewing here:


Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster the attainment of knowledge in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics and to recognize the attainment of high scholarship among society members.