Smart shelters, hi-tech drug delivery systems, and cancer detection – apart from being subjects of cutting edge research, these topics were also some of the winning ideas at the UGR presentations held during the 10th Annual TAMUS LSAMP Symposium.
The UGR presentations saw 47 presenters from Texas A&M university, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi delivering a 2-3 minute elevator speech to introduce their research project and answer questions from the audience. All of the presenters were at their confident best and the audience too was very interested in getting to know about the area of expertise of their peers.
Participants stated that this experience was extremely useful as it helped them practice their presentation skills and receive feedback on their research. The presenters were judged by faculty from all three institutions and Bridge to the Doctorate graduate fellows. The winners were announced during the dinner and all of them were awarded gift cards.
The UGR presentations were divided into two categories: College of Science and College of Engineering.
The winners of the College of Science division were:
1st Place: Ramsey Yusuf, TAMU.
2nd Place: Vernikka Woods, PVAMU and Daryl Gaspar, TAMUCC.
3rd Place: Javier Santiago, TAMU
The winners of the College of Engineering division were:
1st Place: Leticia Ibarra, TAMU and Adrian Salgado, PVAMU
2nd Place: Dennis Perry, PVAMU
3rd Place: George Kimani, PVAMU and Andres Ramos, TAMUCC