Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) poster session

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Undergraduate summer researchers from SPUR eight-week programs presented their posters at the August 15, 2019 poster session in the NRB lobby.

The poster session is the culminating experience for our eight-week student researchers in SPUR programs. Select photos can be viewed below and a photo gallery of additional photos can be viewed here.

The students were from various SPUR programs including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars; CARE Science, Engineering and Mathematics (CARE SEM SPUR) Scholars; Santa Monica College (SMC) Summer Research Scholars; Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) Scholars; and UC LEADS Scholars. 

The poster session for SPUR students in the 10-week program took place on August 28, 2019.  Learn more about our undergraduate researchers here.

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(Left) The poster session in the UCLA NRB lobby. (Right) From the Tolbert group – graduate student mentor Sophia King with visiting undergraduate researcher Darrell Harry (Southern University and A&M College, HBCU Scholar).
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(Left) Vy Nguyen and Mengxiao Nie (UCLA, HHMI Summer Researcher Scholars, Yeates group). (Right) From the Liu group – graduate student mentor Jesus Iñiguez with visiting undergraduate researcher Kaleb Damptey (Tuskegee University, HBCU Scholar).
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(Left) Visiting undergradute researcher Esteban Bautista (CSSU Sally Casanova Scholar, P. Weiss group). (Right) Visiting undergraduate researchers Oscar Mijares and Andrea Acosta (Whittier College, HHMI Summer Researcher Scholars, Yeates group).

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(Left) UCLA undergraduate researchers Abby Thurm (Amgen Scholar,Gelbart group), with Sletten group members graduate student 

Cesar Garcia and 

John Chapman (Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research Fellow). (Right) From the Rodriguez group – graduate student mentor Logan Richards, visiting undergraduate researcher Hannah Hoffman (University of Colorado, Boulder), graduate student mentors Natalie Schibrowsky, and Samantha Zink.
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(Left) From the Yeates group – undergraduate researcher Nancy Leon (Whittier College) and Xavier Escoto (UCLA). (Right) From the Andrews group, graduate student mentor Liv Heidenreich and visiting undergraduate researcher Kaylynn Robinson (North Carolina Central University, HBCU Scholar). 

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(Left) Visiting undergraduate scholar De’Larrian Knight (Tuskegee University, HBCU Scholar, Chanfreau group). (Right) From the Torres group – graduate student Kevin Clutario, mentor postdoctoral researcher Dr. Yenni Garcia, and visiting undergraduate researcher Ngozi Obuseh (Howard University, HBCU Scholar).

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(Left) From the Eagle group – mentors Ina Benner and Tanner Waters, visiting undergraduate researcher Stephen Thompson (North Carolina A&T State University, HBCU Scholar), and Professor Robert Eagle. (Right) Undergraduate researcher Alyssa Togle (UCLA), Sletten group.

Photos and article by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,