Student Profiles

College/University Student
Augsburg College

Nana Owusu is a junior studying physics at Augsburg College. He conducted research as a McNair Scholar and through funding from the Minnesota LSAMP Program. His research focus was in mathematical biology, and he used MatLab to numerically integrate large sets of data from a database called FLUXNET. Through McNair, he conducted physics research that focused on using monolayers of lipid surfactants as a template to form patterns. He has presented his research at the annual Mathematics Association of America.

Augsburg College

Gottlieb Uahengo is a junior majoring in physics at Augsburg College. Through the McNair program and the Minnesota North Star STEM Alliance, he has engaged in biophysics research for two summers. He presented his research on mechanical Langmuir-Blogdett Balance Film and computerized image processing on the micron scale at University of California Berkeley at the National McNair Conference. Upon graduation he plans to pursue physics in graduate school.

Augsburg College

Jazmine Darden is a junior majoring in physics and mathematics at Augsburg College. She is actively involved in Greek life, basketball and community service along with her participation as a scholar, fellow, peer mentor and researcher in the Minnesota LSAMP Program. Her research uses calculus-based analysis to study carbon uptake in five different forests across the globe.

Augsburg College

Trevor Rodriguez-Sotelo is a junior studying physics at Augsburg College. Through the McNair Scholars Program, he is involved in research focusing on resolving mechanical and software issues involving the magnetic needle viscometer. He also has been funded through the Minnesota LSAMP Program for research focusing on refurbishing a Langmuir trough. He has received awards from the McNair Scholars Program and the Best Presentation award at the Minnesota Area Association of Physics Teachers. Upon graduation he plans to attend graduate school for mechanical engineering.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences

Matthew Sharrow completed his bachelor’s of science in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. He was a Minnesota LSAMP scholar and received funding to conduct research focused on non-native earthworm invasions in northern hardwood forests.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Biological Sciences

Mohamed Mohamed is a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in genetics, cell biology and development. He has conducted a significant amount of undergraduate research in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science. This summer, he was a National Science Foundation undergraduate fellow in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In the summer of 2010 and 2009, he was a National Science Foundation undergraduate fellow in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. This fall he will present his research at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American Scientists conference.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - College of Science & Engineering

Jessica Tello is a junior majoring in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She conducted research funded by the Minnesota LSAMP Program at the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. She is a fellow in the Alliance and is engaged in research focused on the development of an evolutionary topography. Additionally, she received a Minnesota Space Grant Scholarship, a four-year Presidential Scholarship from the University of Minnesota.

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