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105 Students Awarded for Research and Presentation Skills at 2018 SACNAS


105 STEM Students Awarded for their Research and Presentation Skills at 2018 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science awarded 105 graduate and undergraduate underrepresented minority (URM) students for their research and presentation skills at the 2018 National Diversity in STEM Conference in San Antonio. The Presentation Awards recognize the next generation of scientists and STEM leaders for exemplary science, while giving visibility to their investigations and home institutions. The awards also encourage students to continue growing a career in science.

“One of the goals of the SACNAS conference is to provide a training ground for students and professionals where we pave the way for promising careers in STEM. The Presentation Awards recognize and lift up the hard work and effort of students in their respective fields,” said SACNAS President Dr. Lino Gonzalez.

This year’s Presentation Awards were made possible thanks to the generosity and sponsorship of the American Chemical Society; the American Ornithological Society; the American Physiological Society; The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biophysical Society; David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program; Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP); Institute for Computational Biology Case, Western Reserve University; Iowa State University, College of Engineering; Maryland Sea Grant; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. View the Student Presentation Awards Sponsors.

The 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference Presentation Awardees are:

ORAL PRESENTATION AWARDS

Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry
Ana Arteaga, Oregon State University

Chemistry / Organic Chemistry
Antonio Tinoco, Valencia University of Rochester

Engineering / Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering
Jennifer Rico-Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Jessica Chambers, University of Central Florida

Geoscience / Earth Science
Kathryn I. Rico, University of Michigan

Health / Other Health
Carol Chase, University of Texas at San Antonio

Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Jose Olmos, Rice University

Life Sciences / Cancer Biology
Sa La Kim, California State University, Northridge

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Jonathan Hurtado, Arizona State University

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Patrick Cervantes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Life Sciences / Developmental Biology
Victoria Castro, University of Texas at El Paso

Life Sciences / Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Mariamar Gutierrez Ramirez, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Life Sciences / Genetics
Melissa Spear, University of California, San Francisco

Life Science / Physiology/Pathology
Rebecca Parodi-Rullan, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Sarah Namugenyi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Materials Research
Daniel Morales, Hunter College

Physics & Astronomy / Other Physics and Astronomy
Freddy Cisneros, University of Maryland, College Park

Psychology & Social Sciences / Cognitive Neuroscience
Julio A. Yanes, Auburn University

STEM Education & Learning / Science Education
Starlette Sharp, Penn State University

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS

Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry
Kai‘olu DeFries, Bowdoin College

Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry
Louis Mendez, Bowdoin College

Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry
Hisham Abdou, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry
Kristen Gardner, University of North Carolina

Chemistry / Organic Chemistry
Alexandria Velasquez, Hunter College

Chemistry / Organic Chemistry
Xavier Salas, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Chemistry / Other Chemistry
Olivia Boisen, California State University, Monterey Bay

Chemistry / Other Chemistry
Nakya Mesa-Diaz, Texas State University

Chemistry / Other Chemistry
Julia Martin, University of California, Santa Cruz

Computer & Information Sciences
Emily Tran, Occidental College

Computer & Information Sciences
Lauren Gillespie, Southwestern University

Computer & Information Sciences
Rex Asabor, Harvey Mudd College

Engineering / Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering
Jannet Rivera, Yale University

Engineering / Chemical Engineering
Josue Morales-Santiago, University of California, Santa Barbara

Engineering / Civil Engineering
Timothy Medina, CUNY New York City College of Technology

Engineering / Electrical Engineering
Jordan Li, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Jamiree Harrison, University of California, San Diego

Engineering / Other Engineering
Paola Nieto-Arredondo, Pasadena City College

Geoscience / Earth Science
Chris Comber, Northeastern Illinois University

Geoscience / Earth Science
ZhaaZhaawaanong Greensky, Michigan Technological University

Health / Public Health
Vidal Arroyo, Chapman University

Health / Medicine
Jesus Valencia, St. Mary’s University

Health / Medicine
Andrew Tobey, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Health / Public Health
Kryztal Pena, University of Illinois at Chicago

Life Sciences / Animal Sciences/Zoology
Kia Baeza, St. Edward’s University

Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Metztli Cisneros, University of California, San Diego

Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Jared Peralta, Yale College

Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Ivan Ocegueda, California State University, Los Angeles

Life Sciences / Biology (general)
J
ordan Barcinas, University of Guam

Life Sciences / Biology (general)
A
leksis Ramirez-Pedroza, University of the Incarnate Word

Life Sciences / Biology (general)
Adonis Rubio, Stanford University

Life Sciences / Biology (general)
Jessica Salcido, University of Texas at El Paso

Life Sciences / Cancer Biology
Maria Guerra Garcia, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Life Sciences / Cancer Biology
Sarah Moore, University of California, San Diego

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Diego Trujillo, University of New Mexico

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Dianne Laboy Cintrón, University of Washington

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Joshua Fonbuena, California State University
, Fullerton

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Yaniris Molina, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Lucia Rivas, University of California, Santa Cruz

Life Sciences / Cell/Molecular Biology
Emily Wolfgram, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Life Sciences / Developmental Biology
Kevin Salinas, Yale College

Life Sciences / Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Nahiomy Ramos-Ramirez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Life Sciences / Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Avery Calhoun, California State University Monterey Bay

Life Sciences / Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Elizabeth Reyes Gallegos, University of Colorado Boulder

Life Sciences / Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Ashley Hamilton, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Life Sciences / Environmental Science
Kiara Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus

Lambert Ngenzi, Washington State University

Life Sciences / Genetics
Nicholas Heyer, California State University, Monterey Bay

Adriana Vélez, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras

Maïgane Diop, University of Maryland, College Park

Life Sciences / Marine Sciences
Diana Alvarado, University of California, Santa Cruz

Life Sciences / Marine Sciences
Charles Nye, California State University, Monterey Bay

Life Sciences / Marine Sciences
Angelina Zuelow, Humboldt State University

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Kevin Vergara, Leeward Community College

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Megan Scott, Skyline College

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Jessica Weng, Rice University

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Nicole Reinhold-Larsson, The Ohio State University

Life Sciences / Neurosciences
Juan Vasquez, University of Texas at San Antonio

Life Sciences / Neurosciences
Edith Hernandez, University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine

Life Sciences / Neurosciences
Anthony Sanchez, Saint Edward’s University

Life Sciences / Neurosciences
Aleezah Balolia, University of Colorado Denver

Life Sciences / Microbiology
Angela Smith, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi

Life Sciences / Neurosciences
Ya’el Courtney, Kent State University

Life Sciences / Pharmacology
John Tworek, Augustana College

Life Sciences / Plant Sciences/Botany
Amanda Agosto Ramos, Humboldt State University

Life Sciences / Plant Sciences/Botany
Cristian Sanlatte, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Materials Research / Other Materials Research
Lauren Villarreal, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Mathematics / Applied Mathematics
Esteban Escobar, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Mathematics / Applied Mathematics
Heyley Gatewood, Stetson University

Mathematics / Mathematical Biology
Daniel Carrera Pineyro, University of the Incarnate Word

Mathematics / Statistics
Ricardo Palafox, California State University, Fullerton

Psychology & Social Sciences Clinical Psychology
Yessica Green Rosas, University of San Diego

Psychology & Social Sciences / Cognitive Neuroscience
Victoria Riesgo, California State University, San Marcos

Psychology & Social Sciences / Cognitive Neuroscience
Jonté Roberts. University of Colorado Denver

Psychology & Social Sciences / Psychology (general)
Andrew Luu, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Psychology & Social Sciences / Psychology (general)
Jonathan Azpeitia, Pomona College

Psychology & Social Sciences / Other Psychology & Social Sciences
Ryan Leman, University of Colorado Denver

Physics & Astronomy / Astronomy and Astrophysics
Luis Martinez Patino, Harvey Mudd College

Physics & Astronomy / Astronomy and Astrophysics
Aldo Sepulveda, University of Texas at San Antonio

Physics & Astronomy / Physics
Samantha Smiley, DePaul University

Physics & Astronomy / Physics
Sebastian Gonzalez, University of California, Santa Barbara

Physics & Astronomy / Physics
Ricardo Espinoza, Pomona College

STEM Education & Learning Science Education
Chaelee Dalton, Pomona College

Click here for more information on the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference, including the agenda-at-a-glance.

 

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About SACNAS

SACNAS is an inclusive organization with a 45-year history of fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic & Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in science.

SACNAS serves approximately 6,000 members, a larger community of 20,000, and with 115 SACNAS student and professional chapters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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