Junior Wins International Space Olympics

Samantha Marquez ('14) won first place in the research competition at the International Space Olympics held in Korolev, Russia for her project, “A New Frontier in Microgravity Biomedical Engineering: From MicroTissues on Earth to Celloidosomes in Space." Marquez  was selected as one of the five Virginia students on the US Team to participate at the 2012, XX International Space Olympics. The event included more than 300 participants from UK, Russia, Germany, Spain, Greece, China, Australia, South-Africa, Switzweland, Israel, and USA.