Candace Poole of Midway participated in a six-week Science and Technology Expansion Program this summer at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.
As an incoming freshman at Armstrong, Poole conducted research on the molecular biology of yeast reductase enzymes. She received free housing on campus and a weekly stipend of $300.
“Incoming freshmen interested in a career in sciences or mathematics have an opportunity to conduct paid summer research before the start of fall classes,” said Dr. Delana Nivens, Armstrong associate professor of chemistry. “Students who are academically qualified and have an interest in pursuing research can gain valuable hands-on experience working with professors and upper-class students on challenging projects.”
The National Science Foundation provides funding for the program.
James earns Comcast scholarship
The Comcast Foundation recently announced the 2011 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among the winners is Bradwell Institute graduate Shaleia James.
James plans to study music and interior design at Claflin University.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, are involved in their schools and serve as models for fellow students.
“Comcast is proud of its Leaders and Achievers Scholarship recipients. They represent some of the best and brightest high school seniors who also demonstrate civic involvement in the communities we serve across the state,” said Andy Macke, vice president of government and community affairs for Comcast’s Atlanta region. “We are thrilled to support their educational efforts with these scholarships.”