Tuskegee students win research grant


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (April 19, 2013) – Tuskegee University physics and engineering students; Bria Moore from Mobile, Ala.; Lamont Henderson of Atlanta; Jeremiah F. Wilson of Decatur, Ga; and Alejandra Sandoval of Mobile, Ala., have been awarded a research grant at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, held at Samford, March 22-23. All of the students received $1,000 for their research on an interdisciplinary proposal on lasers (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and nanomaterials.

During the competition, Alejandra Sandoval was awarded first prize in the Oral Paper Presentation Student Research Contest. Her paper was titled, “Identification of trace elements in quartz using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.” She received a Citation/Certificate, $50, and some of her expenses paid for attending next year's conference. Another student, Bria Moore, was awarded second prize in the Poster Presentation for her research on “Combinatorial Synthesis and characterization of zinc iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications.” She received a Citation/Certificate, $40 as well as travel paid for attending the next year's annual conference.

For more information, please visit: http://alabamaacademyofscience.org.

By: Eryk J. Pritchett, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

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