The 50th Anniversary of Project SEED came to a close on August 25, 2018, with the annual Research Symposium. Eight Project SEED I students presented posters, while 2 Project SEED II students gave oral presentations. CSW members volunteered to judge the posters, and while the competition was quite tight, Mr. Kevin Hu was selected as the first place winner. Mr. Hu presented his work regarding the coupling of gold nanorods and fluorescein isothiocyanate, which assists in the detection of gold nanorods during permeability and diffusivity measurements. Professor Marie-Christine Daniel, Mr. Hu’s advisor, and group member Ms. Chanda Lowrance from University of Maryland – Baltimore County attended the symposium to support her stellar Project SEED fellow. Second place was awarded to Ms. Darlin Paredes, who presented on thermal analysis of paper degradation, a topic of significant importance to the Library of Congress, where she spent the summer. Dr. Andrew Davis, who hosted 2 Project SEED I students this summer, was in attendance to support his fellows as well.
Project SEED’s 50th Anniversary was certainly a year to remember, with wonderful fellows and fabulous volunteers, including graduate students from Georgetown University. CSW wishes to express its gratitude to all those who helped make this summer one to remember.
If you would like to support Project SEED in the future, please reach out to us at [email protected]. Volunteers are always welcome, and financial contributions are appreciated in the form of donations to the Turner Fund. All proceeds go directly to financial support for Project SEED Fellows.