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Cannon Scholars Present at Regional Conference

Posted September 4th, 2018 at 8:43am

Front row: Malcolm D’Souza, Emily Wood, Amanda Deputy (New Castle, DE), Khadijah Bland (Waldorf, MD), KellyAnn Miller, Kylea Lankford (Fayetteville, NC), Sydney Hall (Smyrna, DE), Austin Lonski (Felton, DE), Jayson Feld (Dagsboro, DE). Back row: Melanie Pritchett, Kevin Shuman, Derald Wentzien, Osama Mahmoud (Dover, DE), Alexander Jean-Francois (Silver Spring, MD), Alexis Moore (Claymont, DE), Jeremy Wirick (Felton, DE), Steven Stanhope (INBRE PI – UD), Omasan Uyebi (Laurel, MD).

Wesley College Cannon Scholars presented undergraduate research outcomes on August 9, 2018 at the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research & Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium hosted by the University of Delaware.

During the summer, the Wesley College Undergraduate Research Center for Analytics, Talent, and Success (UR-CATS) placed twenty STEM majors in paid internship positions at various sites.

The research experience locations included Wesley College, Delaware State University, University of Delaware, Green Clinics Laboratory, Christiana Hospital, Bayhealth Hospital, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Delaware City Refinery, the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research, and the St Jones Reserve. The internship projects involved a variety of research topics that the students detailed in presentation posters at the regional conference.

“Undergraduate research opportunities are so important for our students,” said Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Dr. Malcolm D’Souza. “These valuable hands-on experiences enhance the classroom learning.”

The NIH-NIGMS INBRE, NSF-EPSCoR, NSF S-STEM, NASA DESGC programs and the State of Delaware, support UR-CATS to fund a large number of undergraduate research opportunities both during the academic year and in summer. Approximately $125K was disbursed to support the Cannon Scholar summer 2018 interns.