UD science undergraduates win recognition at research competition
3:05 p.m., Oct. 31, 2013--Nineteen undergraduate science students from the University of Delaware presented their research on Oct. 26 at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, a competition that drew nearly 200 students from 12 states.
UD students competed in 14 of the 34 groupings at the symposium, held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and received eight first-place and two second-place awards.
National Medal of Science
The students' attendance at the symposium was sponsored by the University's Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Science Education Program.
“This continues a tradition of excellence established by UD students at this competition” over the past several years, said Hal White, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the HHMI program at UD.
White and three other faculty members David Usher, professor, and Carlton Cooper, assistant professor, both of biological sciences, and Jacqueline Fajardo, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry accompanied the students.
First-place winners, their categories and faculty supervisors are:
Yuexing Cui, Chemical Sciences Group C, Andrew Teplyakov
Lauren Genova, Chemical Sciences T, Catherine Grimes
Fanta Kalle, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Z, Robert Akins Jr.
Thomas Keane, Chemical Sciences B, Joel Rosenthal
Douglas Kenny, Chemical Sciences D, Grimes
Benjamin Lefler, Chemical Sciences A, Rosenthal
Shaili Patel, Biological Sciences L, Salil Lachke
Seth Ritter, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology G, David Colby
Second-place awards went to:
Zachary Fox, Biological Sciences M, Abhyudai Singh
Brooke Palus, Biological Sciences Q, Erica Selva
Also presenting at the symposium:
Christine Dang, Biological Sciences HH, Lachke
Matthew Fischer, Biological Sciences HH, Selva
David Matera, Biological Sciences Q, Carlton Cooper
Ryan Meredith, Biological Sciences BB, Cooper
Melissa Morris, Chemical Sciences R, Mary Watson
Brittney Petel, Chemical Sciences E, Klaus Theopold
Ramya Sridharan, Biological Sciences M, Paul T. Fawcett
Anna Walter, Chemical Sciences A, Theopold
Kathie Wu, Biological Sciences HH, Patricia DeLeon
For more information and photos of UD students at the symposium, visit the website.
Photo courtesy of Hal White