LSAMP Scholars Present at Research Conferences

LSAMP scholar Maia receiving an award

LSAMP Scholar Maia Clare attends AAIs 2019 Autumn Immunology Conference

Purdue LSAMP Scholar Maia Clare, a junior in the College of Science, participated in the American Association of Immunologists Autumn Immunology Conference in November 2019, in Chicago, IL. Maia attended the meeting alongside her lab mates and Biological Sciences Faculty mentor, Dr. Matthew R. Olson. Maia was selected to give an oral presentation of her research project, entitled “Nuclear Factor kappa-B signaling mediates inflammatory T helper cell development”.  Among a large pool of competitive students, Maia received 1 of 4 “AAI Undergraduate Awards”, in recognition for her excellent presentation.  While at this transformative meeting, Maia networked with top scientists, attended career development workshops and interacted with industry and graduate school representatives. Maia sincerely expressed her gratitude saying “I am very fortunate to have had the support I did because I had such a wonderful experience.”
Katherine Mason presenting her research poster.

LSAMP Scholar Katie Mason attends the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference 

Purdue LSAMP Scholar Katie Mason, a junior in psychology and political science, participated in the Social Psychology (SPSP) conference in New Orleans, LA. Katie attended the meeting with her lab, the Social Cognition of Social Justice Lab, and her research mentor, Dr. Erin Hennes. Katie presented her poster called “Make our planet great again: The influence of restorative vs. progressive change frames on concern for environmental sustainability.” Katie received the SPSP Diversity Undergraduate Registration Award to attend the conference. In addition to her presentation, Katie attended the pre-conference, participated in professional development workshops, and networked with fellow peers, graduate students, and professors. Katie said “I really enjoyed my time at SPSP because I was able to learn a lot about the major recent research findings in the field of social psychology. I also had a lot of fun meeting new people."