Four students and two recent graduates from the University of the Virgin Islands’ College of Science and Mathematics, have received awards, after displaying their work at the 12th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in San Jose.
Over 3,000 people, including 1,800 students from 350 colleges in the United States and the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands, Puerto and Guam competed for awards in mathematical, biomedical and behavioral sciences.
The local student winners include, Tobias Ortega-Knight, a junior computer science major who won a best poster award, Tasha Corneille, a junior biology major who won a best poster presentation award in the category of engineering, Shenee’ Martin, a junior psychology major who won a best poster award in neurosciences, Danny Lynch, a junior computer science major also won a best poster award in the molecular and computational biology.
Two UVI biology students who live in REAL ESTATE ST CROIX and graduated in May also won prizes. Nicole Fleming and Blanche Letang, now both in a post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, won a best poster award in immunology.