meganAt the SACNAS (Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) Conference on October 11-13, Skyline College student, Megan Scott, presented her original scientific research alongside 800 students from several University of California campuses, the University of Texas, Yale University, Brown University, Stanford University, several CSUs, and many other universities. The conference was held in San Antonio TX and sponsored by the USDA, Genentech, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Over 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country attended the conference.

Papers were selected for the conference in a competitive judging from abstracts submitted in July. Megan started her research last spring with Christine Case in BIOL 230 and continued in the summer in BIOL 695.

Megan’s presentation won the Microbiology Award and she now has her first publication: Antimicrobial Activity of Grindelia stricta var.platyphylla, a Native American Medicinal Plant.

Article by Dr. Christine Case

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