The AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center recently sponsored two DMC students to present at the student poster competition at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting held in Boston, MA February 16-20, 2017. AAAS is the largest general scientific society in the world and is international in scope.
At the AAAS student poster competition SEA-PHAGES student Mr. John Ramirez and Danial Nasr competed against 4-year university and graduate students from Tier I research universities. It is noteworthy that they were not competing against any 2-year college students. The student’s ability to conduct independent research is unprecedented for two-year college students at such an early stage in their careers.
The AC2 Undergraduate Research Program is creating extraordinary student outcomes from implementing research in the undergraduate classrooms of two-year campuses. Another benefit of undergraduate research is that it enables two-year students to successfully compete with students from four-year schools at regional and national meetings. The students are currently working on AAS degrees in biotechnology.