The NSF REU-PR CLIMB mentee Martin Kowaleff has won an NSF-REU Leadership Group travel award at ACS National Meeting & Exposition 2017

This summer began the Puerto Rico Chemical Learning Integrated in Materials and Biomolecular applications (PR-CLIMB) NSF REU site at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus offering a research experience to undergraduate students.  During this summer internship, Martin Kowaleff, an undergraduate student at CUNY Lehman College, worked under the guidance of Prof. Arthur D. Tinoco and Dr. Yamixa Delgado and showed since the beginning, his passion for science and research. The results of his enthusiasm was demonstrated when he won the first place poster presentation of the REU-PR CLIMB Closing Ceremony.

Left photo: Pictured Martin Kowaleff and his postdoctoral mentor Dr. Yamixa Delgado. 
Right photo: Pictured Martin, Dr. Delgado, and Prof. Arthur D. Tinoco.

Now we are really excited to announce that the NSF REU Leadership Group selected Martin as a speaker at the REU ACS Symposium at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition on 2-6 April, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

During the symposium Martin will be talking about theresults of his experiments during the PR CLIMB internship at the UPR-RP and his experience about the program to encourage other chemistry students to participate. He was also awarded with $ 1,000 to cover travel expenses.

We are very proud of all the accomplishments of Martin and how this type of program sponsored by the National Science Foundation, can help undergraduate students to discover new and exciting experiences that may lead them to a career in the STEM fields.

For more information about the program please refer to the website: