On February 11th, BSPM graduate students Afnan Shazwan Nasaruddin and Magda Garbowski competed against 37 students from throughout the University for a Fellowship position from the Vice President for Research.
Their objective: To explain the research that they have dedicated massive amounts of time and energy to- in 3 Minutes or less. They were given one slide, and a large clock to track their progress and presented to a crowd of about 60.
After a week of anticipation, word arrived that BOTH students received the fellowship! Each will be receiving $4000 in travel and scholarship support, as well as education, professional development and other resources throughout the year. So proud of their performance!
Magda Garbowski, PhD Candidate with Dr. Cini Brown – “Do Differences Make All the Difference? Targeting Functional Trait and Genetic Variability for Ecological Restoration”
Afnan Shazwan Nasaruddin, PhD Candidate with Dr. Amy Charkowski – “The Chemical Radar: Bacterial Chemotaxis”
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