Four undergraduate students from the laboratory of Corina O. Bondi, Ph.D, SCRR Assistant Professor, received full travel awards to present their scientific work at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2017 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Safar Center undergraduate students Annie Chipchase, Dominique Ellison, Anna Iouchmanov, and Melissa Nicholas received the award. Dominque Ellison was also awarded a Pharmacology/Life Science undergraduate student poster presentation award. SACNAS is an inclusive organization whose mission is to ensure the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in obtaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. It is the largest multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity conference in the country.

The students are co-sponsored by Dr. Corina Bondi and Dr. Anthony E. Kline, PhD, Associate Director of the Safar Center. Dr. Kline has been an active SACNAS participant and mentor for over two decades.