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Response to Caribbean Storms Offers Lessons on Resiliency, Opportunity
Hurricanes that devastated areas of the Caribbean last fall impeded science research and teaching, but new networks for aiding colleagues and new avenues for research have emerged from the response efforts, according to several speakers at a recent conference co-hosted by AAAS.
The 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, was held in Washington, D.C., from Feb. 22-24.
In a plenary talk, Juan Ramírez Lugo, assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras campus and president of the AAAS Caribbean Division, detailed the effects of Hurricane Maria on scientific research and teaching in the Caribbean.
Read the complete AAAS news story written by Andrea Korte here.
UVI STEM Students Win National Awards at 2018 ERN Conference
Three University of the Virgin Islands undergraduate students emerged victorious after their presentations were judged at the Annual Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM on February 22–24, 2018, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. Nineteen UVI students were among the over 800 students that attended from colleges and universities across the country.
Read the complete article from The Virgin Islands Consortium here.
ASU Student Wins First-Place Prize at National Scientific Conference
Terrell Hilliard, an Alabama State University master of science candidate in biology, and a National Institute of Health scholar, took home a first-place prize for his research at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Washington, D.C.
“It was an honor and pleasure for me to attend the ERN conference and present my work. Winning first-place meant the world to me because I worked and studied hard for my presentation,” Hilliard said. “I practiced and rehearsed before I boarded the plane, during the plane ride and even afterward while at the hotel. Winning first-place really solidified in my mind that hard work does pay off.”
Read the complete ALABAMANEWS.net article written by Jonathan Thomas here.
STEM Academy Scholars and Faculty Attend Research Conferences
A delegation of STEM majors, faculty and administrators were active participants in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Emerging Research National Conference in STEM and the National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU- Undergraduate Program Meeting recently.
Yari Mosley, a freshman biology major and STEM Academy Associate received a first place monetary award for her oral presentation on “Genetic Dissection of the Neural Circuit Underlying Cold Nociceptive Behavior.” UAPB STEM students presenting posters included Jasmine Johnson (Chemistry), Christina Moore (Biology), Mikiah Ballard (Chemistry), Mercedes Winfrey (Physics), Ryan Acker (Mathematics) and Aliyah Glover (Biology).
Read the complete UAPB News article here.
UVI STEM Students Awards
Three University of the Virgin Islands undergraduate students took first place awards at the Annual Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM in Washington D.C. Nineteen UVI students were among the over 800 students that attended the conference from colleges and universities across the country. The three students, from UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics, were Torhera Durand, Genique Nicholas and Quianah Joyce.
Read the complete Virgin Islands News Brief here.