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Making Headlines For More Than 160 Years

Date of Publication: 
02/26/2014

STEM Students win Awards at National Conference

Abdelhakim Ahmin - UDC StudentAdewola (Wola) Osunsade - UDC StudentCongratulations to STEM Center students Adewola Osunsade, a Chemistry Major for winning first place oral in the Chemistry and Chemical Sciences category and Abdelhakim Ahmin, an Electrical Engineering Major for winning first place oral in the Technology and Engineering category at the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which was held February 20-22, 2014 in Washington, DC. 

Adewola presented her work: "Studies on the Reaction of Triorganotins and Picolinic Acid NOxide". She is mentored by Dr. Xueging Song in the Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Adewola is a UDC Honors student and Treasurer of the UDC Biology Club. She wants to pursue graduate studies. Abdelhakim Ahmin presented his work: "A New Wireless Sensor Device for Gait Rehabilitation for the Elderly and Stroke Patient". He is mentored by Dr. Sasan Haghani in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.  Their future work will include adding pressure sensors and tilt sensors to the system.

The annual ERN Conference in STEM is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).  There were over 1,700 presentations.  Eighteen STEM Center and MARC Honors Program students from UDC presented their research and we are proud of their accomplishments.  Dr. Freddie Dixon, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Physics is director of both programs.


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