It’s been a very busy October for the alumni of our summer programs! In less than two weeks, 14 summer participants from the HBCU REU, TTE REU, RET, and E3S REU presented their work at symposiums and conferences nationwide! October 19-20th were a busy few days for our alumni, with 2 different events happening simultaneously. In Berkeley, E3S was hosting its biennial symposium, where TTE REU alumnus, Anthony Augustin and RET alumnus, Hui Sun Kim, presented their respective summer research posters alongside researchers from around the world. Meanwhile, in Salt Lake City, UT, the annual conference for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) was also underway. There, ten students (Nigel Brown- TTE, Jocelyn Garduno- TTE, Caitlyn Lee- TTE, Stephanie Leon- TTE, Blake McMahon- TTE, Daisy O’Mahoney- TTE, Angelica Perlas- TTE, Pariya Samandi- TTE, Nadia Sugitan- E3S, and Merhawit Temesgen- TTE) presented their 2017 summer research. Students had access to sessions about applying for graduate school, STEM career paths, resume building, and much more!
A few days later, Shannon Brown was in Alexandria, VA presenting her TTE research at the annual CUR Symposium. This was one of the first events held at the NSF’s new location, and Shannon was able to present her work to NSF program officers, faculty, and REU students from across the country. She was also able to learn more about the NSF fellowship and graduate programs nationwide.
One week later, TTE REU student, Merhawit Temesgen was also in the D.C. area, presenting her research at the EEC Grantees Conference. Merhawit was one of 10 RET/REU participants from around the US that were selected to present their work. This conference was attended by NSF program officers and PIs and/or team leaders for REU/RET Site awards.
Rounding out the research presentations were Daisy O’Mahoney (TTE REU) and Maurice Roots (HBCU REU) presenting their posters at the annual conference for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) on October 31st in Minneapolis. Daisy and Maurice were able to attend student development workshops and learn more about current chemistry related research.
Congratulations to all of our students for their success!