Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

November 01 2017
Category: Academics

Students present at UMBC

Three students, Paula Cook ’18, Ashley Miller ’18, and Emily Bush ’18 recently presented their summer research posters at the 20th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

In addition to presenting, Emily and Ashley earned first and second prizes, respectively, in the Biological Sciences category.

This conference gives undergraduates an opportunity to showcase their research and network with students and faculty from other colleges and universities. 

Here’s what our EC students shared about their experience at the Symposium:

“The UMBC conference was a great experience for undergraduate students, like myself, to not only present research I’ve worked on but to learn from other students. It gave me the opportunity to meet new people from various schools as well as talk with other experienced professors that may have a different view on the research presented. Overall, the conference was a practical example of how scientists present their research, giving me an insight to the opportunities in the science field once I graduate.” - Paula Cook ’18 

This fall I attended the Undergraduate Research Symposium at UMBC and placed second in my Biological Sciences category for presenting my research on the genetic and behavioral differences in the P. longicornis  ants on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. Presenting my research in such a professional setting was amazing and it was great to be able to meet other students and scientists and see all the research different schools were currently working on. I learned so much from talking to others and hearing about their experiences, and I gained a significant level of comfort in sharing my research with others in the field.” – Ashley Miller ’18

“I had a wonderful experience at the UMBC conference. Not only did I get to present my HeLa cell research at the national level, but I was also able to learn about a wide-array of scientific research across many disciplines from my fellow student-researchers.  I am looking forward to continuing my cancer research this year with the ultimate goal of presenting at the American Society for Microbiology conference in June 2018." Emily Bush ’18