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Congratulations to Aditi Naik
Aditi Naik, a participant in our 2012 REU program, has been invited by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association to attend the National Collegiate Research Conference 2013. The conference will be held January 24-26, 2013 at Harvard University. Aditi was selected from a pool of approximately 400 applicants. The conference's overall mission is one of promoting interdisciplinary research among Harvard undergraduates. The NCRC's expanded reach offers students like Aditi tremendous opportunities to network with peers, educators and industry professionals. Aditi will showcase her REU research by presenting a poster and I am sure she'll be a shining example for the REU program.
Congratulations Aditi Naik.
2012 Summer Research Expo
Each summer, the REU program culminates with the participants presenting their research posters in a campus wide expo. The Expo categories are Life Sciences (I,II,III), Physical Sciences and Engineering (I, II) and Public Health and Social and Behavioral Sciences (I, II). Because of the large number of participants in the Expo, all three categories are divided into multiple groups for judging purposes. Our REU participants presented posters in the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering categories.
The posters are judged by volunteer faculty and postdocs according to their backgrounds. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category as well as honorable mentions. Below are our 2012 Summer Research Expo Winners:
|Physical Sciences & Engineering 1|
|Physical Sciences & Engineering II|
University of Alabama at
University of Florida
Congratulations to Our Expo Winners!
UAB-REU Participant Larry Lawal is named Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for the Academic Year 2008-2009
|REU participant Larry Lawal (on the right) conducting research under a NSF supported REU program on UAB campus during summer 2007.|
Taoreed "Larry" Lawal of Hoover, Alabama is a junior majoring in biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2007, Larry Lawal was selected from a pool of 70 undergraduate students and supported under a NSF-REU-site program that is entitled “Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materials Research” (PI Yogesh Vohra, UAB). Larry Lawal’s research project involves measuring intermolecular interactions of proteins in solution and their applications in structure based drug design. Larry Lawal also won the first place prize in the 2007 Summer Research Poster session organized for physical sciences, engineering and computer science on UAB campus. Larry Lawal also serves as a chief editor of the undergraduate research publication “Inquiro” that operates by a blind, peer review process conducted by UAB faculty, researchers, and distinguished undergraduate students and maintains the highest standards of scholastic integrity.
Larry Lawal was among the three hundred twenty one mathematics, science and engineering undergraduate students that were named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars from over a pool of thousand students that were nominated from various colleges and universities nationwide in 2008.
After graduation Larry Lawal plans to pursue a MD/PhD degree.
We want you to get the most out of your research experience while participating in our Summer REU Program, but we don't want you to forget to have some fun. Here are some local activities and highlights go get your nights and weekends started:
Eat's close to campus (Southside)
Highlands Bar and Grill, Hot and Hot Fish Club, and The Veranda, cafes and bistros such as 11th Avenue Grill and The Mill . Ethnic restaurants such as Taj India, Sakura and Surin West. Birmingham's finest & most famous traditional barbecue stands in the South, Dreamland. Late night eating (11th Avenue (near the UAB campus) has Als Deli and Grill and The Purple Onion, both of which are open 24 hours.
Hitch a ride (Dart & MAX Transit)