Pictured above: Nebraska students and faculty at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists in California.
Undergraduate students recently presented research at the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS).
The group included (from the College of Arts and Sciences unless noted):
- Samuel Aguilera-Robledo, biochemistry (College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources)
- Violetta Bakunina, microbiology and psychology
- Quin Barton, biological sciences
- Isis Burks, psychology
- Betty Dessie, microbiology
- Micaylon Moore, biological sciences
- Chanasei Ziemann, biological sciences and biochemistry
Dr. Marianna Burks and Dr. Michael Herman, an instructor and director, respectively, in the School of Biological Sciences, led the group to the California conference. Isis Burks received an award for her presentation.
ABRCMS, hosted by the American Society for Microbiology, is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys. This year, over 5,000 participants had access to scientific and professional development sessions, exhibit booths, networking and mentoring, and more.
CAS encourages undergraduate students to engage in research as one of several kinds of experiential learning opportunities at the university. Six of the students were able to travel to present research due to supplemental funding from the generous support of donors in the college.