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BioCORE Scholars and Mentors
Photos of previous cohorts
Meet our 2018 BioCORE Scholars, Peer Mentors and Learning Assistant. (Front row) Bethelehem Gebre, Alexandra Gonzales, Lisa Dyer, Mariam Alkorashy. (2nd row) Rahwa Semere, Rasha Barem, Bennieq Skelton, Leslie Rodriguez-Salas (Learning Assistant), Hayley Cheyney Kane (Peer Mentor), Cindy Huang, Marichung Duncan. (Back row) Londone Watts, Israel Zamudio, Ana Ramirez, Ryan Sapinoso, Sherion Jenkins, Jess Cayetano (Peer Mentor), Sawa Tecle, Simone Neal (Peer Mentor). [Not pictured: Peer Mentors Christina Childs and Cienn Joyeux.]
At the "Welcome" reception, Scholars were greeted by Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences - Sciences Division, Dr. Bruce Congdon and by Dr. Sandy Mayo (Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). Scholars introduced themselves, including Rasha Barem (surrounded by Ana Ramirez, Sawa Tecle and Cindy Huang), then photos were taken of the new and current BioCORE Scholars. New Scholars then met with their Peer Mentors while enjoying cake.
BioCORE Scholars Research Week
Research students and project descriptions
During the week of June 11-14, 2018, ten BioCORE Scholars participated in independent research with faculty in the Biology and Chemistry departments. The week culminated in a symposium, in which scholars presented their results to the SPU community. In four days, the scholars accomplished an impressive amount of work - developing an understanding of their project, learning and troubleshooting experimental techniques, and collecting data.
The 2017 Symposium featured presentations from Jennifer Tung and Ketsia Kahambwe (working with Dr. Cindy Bishop), Laarni Aguila and Menna Yohannes Hailemariam (working with Dr. Jenny Tenlen), and Antavea Green, Ngan Dang and Lucress Saint-Louis (working with Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler).
The 2016 Symposium featured presentations from Anita Karr and Hayley Cheney Kane (working with Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler), Simone Neal and Cienn Joyeux (working with Dr. Janet Bester-Meredith) and Adelaine Buenavista and Leslie Rodriguez-Salas (working with Dr. Jenny Tenlen). The Symposium was attended by a number of SPU faculty and staff, including SPU President Dan Martin.