Youngest Inventor Honored

Samantha Marquez, a MLWGS sophomore from Chesterfield County, is the youngest inventor being inducted into the National Gallery for America’s Young Inventors this year. She was selected for her invention of Celluidosomes(R), 3D organized cell structures that she designed and fabricated.

Marquez, along with four other students from around the nation, will be inducted into the gallery on November 12, 2011 in Akron, Ohio.

“Samantha is a great student and a great representative of the many talented students we have here at Maggie Walker,” said Mr. Jeremy Clark, a science teacher at Maggie Walker.

Marquez was also the 2011 Pre-College Symposia Keynote Speaker at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ (SHPE) National Conference in Anaheim, California on October 26-30. Marquez spoke to more than 5000 participants from all over the United States.

Serafin Fernandez, the National President for SHPE, said that Marquez was selected because she “is an exceptional role model” due to her “unique combination of academic excellence, leadership, achievements, and integrity.”

For more information, see http://www.nmoe.org/gallery/index.htm.