Conference Diaries: Kinan Alhallak

Alhallak presents his research on "Optical metabolic imaging of response to radiation in radiation-sensitive and resistant lung cancer cells."

Alhallak presents his research on “Optical metabolic imaging of response to radiation in radiation-sensitive and resistant lung cancer cells.”

From April 16-18, 2016, University of Arkansas biomedical engineering student Kinan Alhallak attended the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Below, Alhallak offers his reflections on the conference:

I was very fortunate to be able to go to the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, along with Kristina Maxwell from Dr. David Zaharoff’s lab at the U. of A. On the first day of the conference, I participated in the undergraduate poster competition, and was thrilled to see that over a hundred undergraduates from across the nation also came to present their research.

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Conference Diaries: Grace Bagabe

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Bagabe at the conference.

From March 23-27, 2016, University of Arkansas biomedical engineering student Grace Bagabe attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 42nd Annual Convention, the theme of which was “Engineering A Cultural Change.” Below, Bagabe offers her reflections on the conference:

My experience at the NSBE 42nd Annual Convention was extremely rewarding. The NSBE Convention was a 4-day conference that took place in Boston, Massachusetts. There were a variety of events ranging from sessions on how to improve your networking skills to empowering presentations from heads of top companies. The main event was the 2-day career fair where big companies and universities from all around the country came to network and recruit students for jobs and internships. Over 300 companies and universities attended the career fair. This was an incredible experience for me because I got the opportunity to speak to some of my dream companies.

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Conference Diaries: Curran Henson

Henson Conference (12.7.15)

Henson and Dr. Radwan Al-Faouri stand before a poster depicting the graphene research they presented at the conference.

On December 2, 2015, University of Arkansas biomedical engineering student Curran Henson attended the Winthrop Rockefeller Nanotechnology for Healthcare Conference. While there, he helped Dr. Radwan Al-Faouri (shown above) present graphene research. Below, Henson offers his reflections on the conference:

The Winthrop Rockefeller Nanotechnology Conference was a huge success in my eyes. It was a very engaging experience in which I got to learn about some of the fascinating advances related to the field of nanotechnology in healthcare. The potential that nanotechnology has to change the methods by which healthcare occurs, mainly in the area of cancer treatment and oncological practices, is truly amazing to me.

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