The Georgia Chapter is very excited to announce 2 winners of our annual scholarship. Each winner receives $1,000.
Dilmeet Kaur from University of Georgia
I am a second year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia, and I work in the Nano-Electrochemistry Lab as a Graduate Research Assistant. My research is focused on developing electrochemical biosensors for the early detection of foodborne pathogens specially viruses (Hepatitis A and Norovirus) as they can cause infection at very low concentrations, eventually leading to an outbreak. This biosensor can emerge as a promising tool for hands-on identification of these pathogens, presenting significant implications for public health and food safety.
Molly McKeon from Georgia Southern University
My name is Molly McKeon. I am originally from Michigan, near Detroit. I attended Wayne State University and earned my bachelor’s degree. I’ve worked in freshwater systems since 2019.
I specialize in macroinvertebrates, which are organisms within the river such as aquatic insects, crayfish, mussels, etc. A lot of my work is spent identifying these organisms taxonomically and using that data to look at the bigger picture of the water quality.