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Wesley Cannon Scholar Receives First Place UMBC Poster Symposium Award

Posted October 31st, 2017 at 11:47am

Morgan Gannon, stands in front of posterWesley Cannon Scholar and senior biology major, Morgan Gannon, received first place for her poster in the biological sciences division at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences.

Gannon’s research poster was entitled: “Data-Mining Impacts of U.S. Mortality from Diseases of the Circulatory System, Diabetes, and Neoplasms.”

Her research was under the guidance of Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Research, Dr. Malcolm D’Souza and Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Derald Wentzien.

The symposium allows students to display their studies and initiate conversation between peers and mentors. The event features undergraduate research in areas of chemistry, biology, and biochemistry.

To see a list of all the award winners from each division, please visit: https://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu/files/2017/10/2017-Awards-List.pdf . To learn more about the symposium, please visit: http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu.

Financial support for Gannon’s research project was provided through the Delaware INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) program funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the State of Delaware under grant number P20GM103446. As an active Cannon Scholar, she also receives funding through the National Science Foundation S-STEM DUE grant through Wesley College’s Cannon Scholar program under award number 1355554 and the State of Delaware.