David Yambay graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. David has performed research since his freshman year under the guidance of Professor Stephanie Schuckers in the Biomedical Signal Analysis Lab. David has had the opportunity to publish some of his research findings prior to graduating this May. David has visited with the Department of Defense and several local and national politicians discussing his research. David was awarded second place this year at the Annual Statewide CSTEP Student Research Conference in the technical division. This summer David began his graduate work at Clarkson University in electrical engineering.
Monroe Community College, 2010
Shartrice Roberts earned her Associates Degree in Biology in 2010. During the summer of 2010, Shartrice participated in the SUNY Upstate to the Baccalaureate Program at Binghamton University. Shartrice conducted research on Evaluation of DRD2 as a pertinent Gene for the aggressive temperament in Equus Caballus. In the fall of 2010, Shartrice transferred to the University of Rochester to pursue a degree in Biology and Public Health.
Darvin Griffin, a Mississippi State University alumnus, became a LSAMP Research Scholar in 2008 at Cornell University and he was mentored by Lawrence Bonassar, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Darvin is now a PhD student at Cornell University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He was awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship Award in 2009. Further, Darvin mentors undergraduate researchers that participate in the Cornell University LSAMP Summer Research Program.
Christian A. Sias
Onondaga Community College
Christian A. Sias attended Onondaga Community College as a math/science major in 2010-2011 and joined the LSAMP program. Christian made the Provost’s List with a GPA of 3.16. This fall, Christian will be studying at University of Maryland Baltimore County and applying to UMBC’s B.S./Master’s Dual 5-year program in Applied Mathematics. This past summer, he participated in 10-week scientific research project in structural chemistry sponsored by LSAMP at Cornell University.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Maurice Bailey, a transfer student from Monroe Community College, transferred to RIT in 2010. After spending the summer researching with Dr. Robert Osgood on Biofilm he was asked to participate in a research project with Brookhaven National Laboratory. He worked on a project entitled, Palladium- catalyzed Aminocarbonylation of Aryl Halides under Ambient Reaction Conditions” was under the mentorship of Dr.Michael Coleman. After these LSAMP experiences, Maurice states that his confidence and knowledge in chemistry has been greatly enhanced and will contribute to his future success in graduate school.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Valerio is a Junior Applied Physics major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He participated in the RPI Summer Research Program in 2011 and worked on a project entitled, Pressure Effects on the Morphology of Mammalian Cells. Ivan believes that “physics is not just to discover new facts or information about the world around us, but also to apply those new discoveries and improve technology that will allow us to advance as a society.” He plans to continue with physics in graduate school and enter the professoriate. Joining LSAMP has allowed him to expand his horizons and provided him with a better understanding of laboratory research. His research experience has increased his desire to attend graduate school.
Syracuse University, 2012
Saunders is a Syracuse University graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. She was a Coronat Scholar who was inducted into the Chi Epsilon Civil and Environmental Engineering Honor Society this year. Saunders was also a Cramer Scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, Israel and served as the president of the Syracuse University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Saunders is now attending Carnegie Mellon University.