On April 3, 2017, senior chemistry majors Justin Gerard and Kristine Vorwerk traveled to the national American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco to present their research. They each presented a poster. Kristine presented on her progress using the software package Newton-X developed by the Barbatti group to calculate absorption spectra of indole, as well as calculate surface-hopping trajectories of excited-state indole. Justin presented his conclusions about appropriate functionals to use for TD-DFT absorption and fluorescence calculations, both in the gas phase and with a state-specific solvation method. Great work Kristine and Justin!