Two McNair Scholars represented DSU well at the recent 2010 SACNAS National Research Conference in Anaheim, Ca. with each bring back awards.
During the Sept. 30-Oct. 3 SACNAS conference – entitled “Science, Technology & Diversity for a Sustainable Future” and attended by more than 3,000 students from across the nation – the following DSU students were among the 72 who received awards for their research activities.
- Jennifer Gray, senior biological sciences major from Orange, N.J. – “The Effects of Neurotransmitters in regulating Osteocyte Activity: Is There a Bone cell- Neuronal-Network?”
- Johnny Taylor, senior biology major from Middletown, Del. – “YA-1 and its Affect on East African Cassava Mosaic Virus.”
Mr. Taylor's mentor was Dr. Vincent Fondong, DSU associate professor of biology; and Ms. Gray's mentor, Dr. Cynthia Van Golen, assistant professor.
SACNAS is the Society Advancing Hispanics and Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. The conference – which was attended by 17 DSU McNair students – was open to all minorities.