SEED Poster Session

July 16, 2002





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Young Research Scholars
to Present a Poster Session
at Cal State L.A.

California State University, Los Angeles will host the American Chemical Society’s Second Annual Project SEED Poster Session, featuring presentations by young Project SEED scholars as well as by participants from other campus research programs. Project SEED is a summer research fellowship program in chemistry and biochemistry for local high school students.

SEED I (new scholars):
Magaly Hernandez (Lincoln HS) – Dr. Garcia, Biochemistry, CSULA
Daniel Luu (Mark Keppel HS) – Dr. Selke, Organic Photochemistry, CSULA
Esheonn Conner (Dorsey HS) – Dr. Tikkanen, Organometallic Chemistry, CSULA
Erika Bahena (Lincoln HS) – Dr. Grover, Biochemistry, CSULA
Shannon Smith (Dorsey HS) – Dr. Ba, Physical Chemistry, CSULA
Luis Pedraza (Lincoln HS) – Dr. Vellanoweth, Biochemistry, CSULA

SEED II (participated last year):
Rayshonda Williams (Dorsey HS) – Dr. Foster, Physical Chemistry, CSULA
Cassondra Valdovinos (Lincoln HS) – Dr. Gutierrez, Organic Chemistry, CSULA

SEED I Adjunct:
Ashley Arrington (Middle College HS) – Dr. Foster, Physical Chemistry, CSULA
Saul Holguin (Thunderbird HS, Phoenix) – Dr. Tunstad, Organic Chemistry, CSULA

Friday, August 16, 2002, 1-4 p.m.

Cal State L.A. Physical Sciences lobby. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.

On admission to the program, Project SEED scholars are integrated into active research groups under the direction of chemistry and biochemistry faculty members at Cal State L.A. The nature and scope of the research project is arranged to suit the student’s level and interests through consultation between the adviser and the student. The SEED scholar’s participation in research will be full time during the eight-week summer. The major benefit to the SEED scholar is the career enhancement experienced by participation in an active research group while the student is still in high school, an opportunity uncommon at most universities.

For more information, call Linda Tunstad, program director, Project SEED, at (323) 343-2307.


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