The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosted the convocation program of 23rd October, 2012 at the International Cultural Center. The topic of discussion was Undergraduate Research Internships and the discussants were the six research category winners at the 17th Annual Science Fair.
2. Mr. Patrick Ihejirika. Cancer Biology. "Creating a model antigen system to study the mechanism of GCC-specific tolerance".
3. Ms. Chalwe Diallo. Immunology. "Ym1 arguments human NK cell killing or tumor cells".
4. Ms. Shavona Burton. Population, Behavioral and Social Science. "Mouse metabolomics identifying strain and diet metabotypes".
5. Ms. Isata Panda. Ecology and Environmental Science. "The effects of temperature on hemoglobin affinity and cellulose production of Capitella teleta".
6. Ms. Kasey Campbell. Physical Science. "Cavitation rheology of 12-hydroxystearic acid in vegetable oil organogels".
2. What were the major challenges you faced during the internships (preparation, research skills, reading journal articles, laboratory culture, etc). How did you overcome them? Chalwe Diallo, Kasey Campbell and Daniela Joefield spoke on this topic.
3. What were the most important rewards from the internships? – preparation for a career in science, stipends, travel, mentoring, network, etc. Daniela Joefield, Shavona Burton, Isata Panda and Kasey Campbell provided information on this issue.
4. What advice would you give to students planning for internships and those who have no desire for internships? Isata Panda, Kasey Campbell and Patrick Ihejirika spoke on this.
5. What advice would you give to the faculty and the university on improving instruction and research at Lincoln University in preparation for research.