Millennium Scholars attend Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's Millennium Scholars Program, now in its fifth year, recently sent its largest contingent to ABRCMS 2017 (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students). ABRCMS encourages minority, first generation, veteran and students who are disabled to pursue higher education in STEM. The conference was held Nov. 1-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Students had an opportunity to network with STEM faculty and professionals and to hear about current research. Fifteen Millennium Scholars attended the conference and all presented research posters. The group included two seniors, five juniors and eight sophomores. Audrey Arner (sophomore, biology), Sojung Kim (sophomore, chemistry), Ananda Rankin (sophomore, microbiology) and Ishan Phadke (junior, mathematics) each received a $300 prize for their research presentations.

Also attending were Nmachi Anumba (senior, biomedical engineering); Tania Barnatan (sophomore, biology); Destiny Durante (sophomore, chemistry); Joash Lake (junior, biochemistry and molecular biology); David Lee (junior, (biochemistry and molecular biology); Sarah Magee (junior, biology); Bianka Onwumbiko (sophomore, biology); Sarea Recalde-Phillips (junior, biomedical engineering); Ashley Saunders (sophomore, chemistry); Marlisa Shaw (sophomore, biology); and Gabrielle Swain (senior, biology).

Last Updated November 07, 2017