RET Outstanding Mentors and Poster Winners Hail from MSE Department

Published on Saturday September 4, 2004

This year's Research Experience for Teachers poster winners are both teachers working under the mentorship of Department of Materials Science and Engineering faculty and RET Outstanding Mentor Winner graduate students.

Christeena Mathews, a biology teacher at the Philadelphia High School for Girls is this year's Research Experience for Teachers in Areas of Innovation and Novel (RETAIN) Technologies in the Delaware Valley poster winner, under the guidance of advisors Dr. Michele Marcolongo (MSE) and Dr. Tony Lowman (chemical engineering). Christeena's student mentor, Emily Ho, Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Mentor Award. Her poster is entitled, "Determine the Bioactivity of a Novel Bioactive Hydrogel." The poster presentation took place on Friday, August 13th at 1 PM in Hill Conference Room.

Benjamin Gross, a teacher at Overbrook High School, is this year's Research Experiences for Teachers in the Area of Nanotechnology poster winner, under the guidance of Yury Gogotsi and student mentors Ph.D. graduate students Svetlana Dimovski, Kris Behler, and Davide Mattia. Ranjini Wheerasooriya from Masterman School in Philadelphia and also working under Gogotsi's team is the second author of the poster, with Svetlana, Kris, Davide, and Gogotsi as co-authors. The poster is entitled, "The Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes Under Extreme Conditions." The poster presentation took place on Friday, August 20th at 1 PM in Hill Conference Room. Graduate students Svetlana Dimovski (advisor: Gogotsi) and Nick Titchenal (advisor: Frank Ko) are this year's recipients of the Outstanding Mentor Awards for the RET-NANO program.

Both RET programs are funded by the National Science Foundation and are part of a multitude of summer programs hosted by the College of Engineering this summer.

Tagged as Yury Gogotsi Frank Ko Awards