Jennifer Rico-Varela receives conference presentation award

Jennifer Rico-Varela, a graduate student in Dr. Leo Wan's lab, has been honored with a presentation award at the 2018 National Diversity in STEM Conference which was held in San Antonio, Texas. Her award was the only one given to a graduate student in biomedical engineering.

About the award: The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science awarded 105 graduate and undergraduate students for their research and presentation skills. The Presentation Awards recognize the next generation of scientists and STEM leaders for exemplary science, while giving visibility to their investigations and home institutions. The awards also encourage students to continue growing a career in science.

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Also, the conference participation was sponsored by the NSF-LEVERAGE program.