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NSF Science & Technology Open House

melike ranaeCongratulations to UAB students - Ranae Wright, Melike Onat and Amanee Salaam for winning research poster awards at the NSF Science & Technology open house held on Feb 6-7th in Montgomery, Alabama. The Science and Technology Open House is a sponsored event by the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) organized on behalf of the state-wide Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant funded by the National Science Foundation.  It is a community outreach program designed to share researchers’ accomplishments from almost all disciplines of science and engineering, from doctoral granting institutions in Alabama including:  Alabama A&M University,  Alabama State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama at Huntsville, and the University of South Alabama. 
- J. Ranae Wright won  1st place for $600 in the Undergraduate Category among 22 undergraduate student entries for her work on – Testing & Characterization of Bamboo Laminated Structures. 
- Melike Dizbay-Onat won 3rd place for $600 in the PhD category among 42 entries in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category for her work on ‘Effects of Carbonization and Activation Parameters on Natural Fiber Derived Activated Carbons’ 
- Amanee D. Salaam won 2nd place for $600 in the PhD category among 25 entries in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Health category for her work on ‘Nanodiamond Medicated Drug Delivery Systems for Targeted Treatment of Prostate Cancer. 
Pete Barfknecht, Carrie Schindler, Precious Mitchell, Alejandra Constante, Pritesh Yeole, Ahmed Hassen and Qiushi Wang also presented posters on behalf of UAB. Over 130 posters were presented from all Alabama schools at this well attended event.