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Top Students Present at Conferences; One Wins National Award


Posted 11/25/2018
Category: Accolades
Doris Selmani with Susan Rice at West Point

Doris Selmani with Susan Rice at West Point

Destynie Medeiros Wins National Award

Destynie Medeiros Wins National Award

Several Honors Program seniors as well as other top students made conference presentations this fall. One student met with an Obama Administration official, and another won a national award.

Doris Selmani attended the Student Conference of US Affairs at the West Point Military Academy (10/24-18). Selmani spoke one-to-one with Susan Rice of the Obama Administration (see photo), and she was part of a panel presentation on Europe. She currently is working on a senior honors thesis with Dr. Jane Horvath.

Two majors in Biology, Timothy Le and Destynie Medeiros, presented at the International conference in Neuroscience - Society for Neuroscience (30,000 attendees) in San Diego (11/3-4). Le is being mentored by Dr. Andy Koob, and Medeiros by Dr. Paola Sacchetti.

Medeiros also presented at the related conference on undergraduate neuroscience, and out of 175 poster presenters, she received one of the five national awards as an outstanding neuroscientist of promise (see photo). Medeiros is working on a senior honors thesis on Alzheimer’s Disease and probiotics with Dr. Sacchetti. 

Two more students, Aleksander Marczuk and Michael Negrut, presented at the Joint Mathematics meeting and are being mentored by Dr. Hwayeon Ryu. The conference travel by these math majors as well as those to the neuroscience conference were funded by A&S Dean’s Research grants. 

For more on conference presentations by students this fall, see the earlier announcement: http://unotes.hartford.edu/announcements/2018/11/2018-11-20-uofh-students-present-at-the-ctw-undergraduate-symposium-.aspx

Doris Selmani with Susan Rice at West Point

Doris Selmani with Susan Rice at West Point

Destynie Medeiros Wins National Award

Destynie Medeiros Wins National Award