The student whose research poster is deemed the most outstanding by the research committee is presented with the Joseph P. McKenna Science Medal. Recent Joseph P. McKenna award winners are listed below.
In addition, participants in the Summer Research Program may be selected to present their results at the undergraduate student poster sessions at the annual meetings of Sigma Xi and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in various major cities throughout the United States and Canada. SMC students have been commended by these prestigious organizations every year for the high quality of their work. Recent attendees at Sigma Xi and AAAS are listed below.
*Please note the registration deadlines for presentation and/or attendance at Sigma Xi and AAAS, listed under upcoming meetings.
Christopher Beck (Biology; Mentor - Professor Joel Burley)
Remote and Urban Air Quality: Surface Ozone in the bay Area and White Mountains of CA.
Gabrielle Diaz (Biochemistry; Mentor - Professor Jeffrey Sigman)
Thimet Oligopeptidase: Fluorescent Labeling to Investigate Structural Changes.
Thomas Reynolds (Cellular and Molecular Biology; Mentor - Professor Keith Garrison).
Novel Polymorphisms in Human Endogenous Retrovirus K113 as Observed in the Human Adenocarcinoma Cell Line MCF-7
Christian Snead "Analysis of Membrane Composition and Identification of Halophilic Bacteria Using Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Profiles"
Michelle Souza "Feasibility of a Real-Time PCR Assay Covering a Broad Spectrum of High-Risk HPV Genotypes"
Katie Azevedo "Surface Ozone Concentration and Weekend Effect Study in Joshua Tree National Park and Surrounding Urban Locations"
Ashley Martin "Influence of Global Geology on the Evolution of Animals: Breakup of Pangaea and the Molecular Phylogeny of Amphibians"
- Emily King
"Transport Dynamics Associated with Surface Ozone Concentrations at Remote Locations in Joshua Tree National Park"
Award: Honorable Mention
- Michael Pisarek
"Antimicrobial Natural Products from the Red Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus"
- Jia Shen
"Manatee Vocalization Computational Analysis"
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina
AAAS Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL, February 12-16 2009
San Diego, CA, February 18-22 2010
Washington, DC, February 17-21 2011
Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20 2012
Boston, MA, February 14-18 2013