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(Nashville, Tn.) Dr. Bernard Singleton and his research mentees Sean Wilson, along with Tequila Richard attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS Scientific Conference 2013), which some compare to the Olympics for student scientific research. Having over 3,000 in attendance, and competing against over 1,700 other students nationwide, this was clearly one of the largest and most important scientific conferences in the country.
Wilson presented on their research funded by the National Science Foundation – HBCU-UP-HRD, which is a Grant won by Dr. Singleton for the last three years.
Wilson's research topic was "Assessing the Toxicity of the British Petroleum Oil Spill Weathering in the Air at the Louisiana Gulf of Mexico shorelines," in which he won a travel award to attend The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Scientific Conference in STEM 2014.
"It's an amazing achievement that I couldn't have accomplished without the grace of God, the support of my loved ones, and the guidance from my mentors," said Wilson.
Wilson is the first student from Dillard University to win any award at this conference.
"It's not always easy accomplishing such a goal without hard work, dedication and perseverance."
*Photo provided by B. Singleton