Thursday, November 17, 2011

bc  ls scamp conference

At the 18th Annual Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-SCAMP) Undergraduate Technology and Research conference held on Friday, November 4th 2011 on the campus of South Carolina State University, Benedict College students from the School of STEM showed a strong dominance of their presentation skills in both oral and poster divisions by winning a plethora of awards. Student presenters Brittany Bates, Jessica Carswell, Jazra Gibson-Jackson, Shaqueda Jenkins, Kenyon Littles, Rose Ndeto, Tatiana Rosser, Sarita Sharp, Jaresha Taylor, Brandon Wright, and Glory Zhou participated in research presentations in the divisions of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Engineering. Faculty in attendance were Dr. Samuel Darko, Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, Dr. Silvia Atim and Vivian Counts (Benedict College SCAMP Director). Awardees received cash book awards and included:

Shaqueda Jenkins – 1st Place Poster Presentation (Mentor: Dr. Larry Lowe, Benedict College)
Kenyon Littles – Honorable Mention, Poster Presentation (Mentor: Dr. Samuel Darko, Benedict College)
Brandon Wright – 1st place, Biology II (Mentor: Dr. Samir Raychoudhury, Benedict College)
Sarita Sharp – 3rd Place, Biology II (Annette Fitzpatrick and Co-Mentor Christy McKinney, University of Washington, Australia)
Jessical Carswell – 3rd place, Biology I (Mentor: Dr. Mostafizur Rahman, Benedict College)
Jaresha Taylor – 1st Place, Chemistry (Mentor: Dr. Samuel Darko, Benedict College)
Tatiana Rosser – 3rd Place Chemistry (Mentor: Dr. Samuel Darko, Benedict College)

Glory Zhou (Mentor: Dr. Samuel Darko, Benedict College), Rose Ndeto (Mentor: Dr. Silvia Atim, Benedict College), Brittany Bates (Mentor: Dr. Ming Yin, Benedict College), and Jazra Gibson-Jackson (Mentor: Dr. Samir Raychoudhury, Benedict College) also delivered excellent presentations of their dynamic research experience this past summer.

2011 SCAMP Research Conference Participants

Name (First, Last)

Title of Project

Bates, Brittany

A Novel Ambient Operating Force and Acceleration Detector

Carswell, Jessica

Inhibition of Procarcinogen-Bioactivating Human CYP1 Enzymes by Carbolines and Proanthocyanidin

Gibson-Jackson, Jazra

The Effect of Acidity of Sports Drink on Mice

Jenkins, Shaqueda

Isolation and Cloning of Microgravity Specific DNA-Genes

Littles, Kenyon

Effective and Facile Route for Removal (adsorption) of Heavy Metals Using Biochar

Ndeto, Rose

Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of 4,5 Diazafluorenide Complexes of Tungsten (0)

Rosser, Tatiana

The Adsorption and Photocatalytic Activity of Enhanced Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

Sharp, Sarita

Associations of Chronic Stress and Prevalent Hypertension, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, and Stroke Symptoms in Da Nang, Viet Nam

Taylor, Jaresha

Self-Cleaning Plastic: Fabrication, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Properties of Immobilized TiO2 in Recycled Polystyrene

Wright, Brandon

Immunolocalization of Caspase-3 in Human Breast Carcinoma MDA-MB-231 Cells: Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Tamoxifen

Zhou, Glory

Evaluation of Protonated TiO2 on the Photocatalytic Degradation of Tetracycline