Freshman Will Attend American Physical Society Meeting

Samantha M. Marquez '14
One of the world's most prestigious scientific meetings is the American Physical Society meeting that will be held this year in Dallas, Texas, March 21-25. Scientific sessions will be presented at the Dallas Convention Center. The scientific program includes more than 100 invited sessions and 550 contributed sessions in which nearly 7,700 papers will be presented. Only five high school research projects are part of this Scientific Program. One of those five students is Samantha M. Marquez: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR11/Event/141504hhe

In addition, Samantha, sponsored by Texas A&M University (TAMU), has been invited and accepted into the highly selective Biomedical Engineering Honor Society, the Alpha Eta Mu Beta Honor Society.

Samantha's research work in collaboration with TAMU scientists, will also be presented at the 5th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology at Stanford University in California this June.

Two years after Samantha’s patents were filed and a year after her first Scientific Meeting (http://www.nanospainconf.org/2010/Posters/NanoSpain2010_Marquez.pdf), scientists from Hull University-UK and University of Tokyo-Japan are rediscovering her concepts and ideas (March 01, 2011: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201004375/abstract). This is an incredible journey and shows that the talent, network, hard work and perseverance of young MLWGS students should not be underestimated.

What an amazing year for science, MLWGS and Samantha Marquez.