Wesley College students Aaron Givens, Gabriel Fernandez and Melissa Early received a $3,000 undergraduate tuition award from the NASA Delaware Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (NASA Grant NNX10AN63H) to conduct research projects in chemistry. In order to receive the grant, the students and their advisor, Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm D’Souza, had to write project statements.
Aaron Givens is a junior majoring in biological chemistry. He will complete projects during the 2011-2012 academic year with Dr. Qiquan Wang from Delaware State University and D’Souza from Wesley. Gabriel Fernandez is a sophomore majoring in biological chemistry and will complete a project with D’Souza on the home campus in Dover. Melissa Earley is a junior majoring in mathematics. She will complete projects with D'Souza and Dr. Natalia Roberts of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) at the University of Delaware. Earley is taking a chemistry course in fall 2011 and an anatomy & physiology course that will allow her to present at a national conference within the next year.
“This grant provides the additional support needed to allow these students to spend more time on their research projects and as a result, will see these projects to completion,” said D’Souza.
Top Photo: Junior Melissa Earley stands next to a poster presentation that she presented at a conference in 2011. She will be working with Dr. Natalia Roberts of the Delaware Biotechnology Institution (DBI) at the University of Delaware and Wesley College Professor Dr. Malcolm D’Souza to conduct research throughout the academic year.
Wesley College junior and biological chemistry major Aaron Givens works on his chemistry research project after receiving a $3,000 tuition award from the NASA Delaware Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.
Sophomore Gabe Fernandez preps his chemistry project in the Wesley College laboratory. He received a tuition award from the NASA Delaware Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. He will work with Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm D’Souza to conduct research in the 2011-2012 academic year.