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 17, 2017 event in the Young Hall Student Collaboratory.

The visiting 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.

Visiting students participating in SPUR ten week programs will continue to conduct research in chemistry and biochemistry labs for the next two weeks. They will present their research at a poster session on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in the Young Hall Student Collaboratory (Room 4222) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. These students are from the following SPUR programs: Amgen Scholars; CARE Science, Engineering and Math (SEM) Summer Research Scholars; and Cross-disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology (CSST).

Read more about our visiting summer researchers here.

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(Left) Professor Albert Courey (Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences) with HBCU scholar Norman Harris II (Houk lab).  (Right) SMC Summer Scholars Kevin Canton Mancia (Rodriguez Lab) explains his research.

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(Left) Loo Lab members & faculty – postdoc Dr. Hong Nguyen, graduate student Neil Quebbemann, HBCU Scholar Emanuel Demissie, Dean Courey, researcher Dr. Rachel Loo. (Right) HBCU Scholar Danae Sanders (Rodriguez lab).

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(Left) Graduate Student Advisors Annie Carpenter and Nick Baerg with HBCU Scholar Toyosi Falegan (Torres lab) (center). (Right)  UCLA-TANMS Scholar Momoko Ishii (Tolbert lab) explains her research to Tom Norman, Director of Industrial Relations, UCLA -TANMS.

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(Left) Tolbert Lab members TANMS Scholars Connie Valles and Courtney Plumbar.  (Right) Spokoyny lab members Graduate student Nick Bernier with mentee SMC Summer Scholar Graham Nethercot.

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(Left) Sletten group members graduate student Monica Pengshung, SMC Summer Scholar Miguel Macias, graduate student Rachel Day, undergraduate researcher Ryan McLaughlin, postdoc Dr. Wei Cao. (Right) HBCU Scholar Tyree Thompson  (Courey lab) with her poster.

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(Left) HBCU Scholar Janet Nwokolo-Aniekwu (Eisenberg lab) explains her poster to a friend. (Right) SPUR LABS Scholar Pranav Kannan (Loo Lab).

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(Left) HBCU Scholar Danae Sanders (Rodriguez lab) with friends. (Right)  SMC Summer Scholar Carlos Santiago Garcia (Rodriguez lab) discusses his research with another student.

Photos by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.