The Graduate Student Newsletter containing news and links to articles and resources with news for and about Latino/a graduate students. If you have any news of interest, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring Graduate Student of the Month - Dr. Germarie Sanchez-Pomales (CV | Bio)
Germanie received her doctorate this April in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Germarie has received a prestigious National Research Council Research Associateship Program Award to begin her postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in fall 2009. While at UPR - Rio Piedras she worked at the Electrochemistry and Interfaces Laboratory directed by Dr. Carlos R. Cabrera to complete her dissertation titled "Non-Covalent Complexes of DNA-Carbon Nanotubes: From Synthesis to Applications." Her research interests include electrochemical and surface characterization of nanomaterials and metallic surfaces, self-assembled monolayers, carbon nanotubes, and biosensors.
Featuring Graduate Student of the Month - Francisco Evangelista, Jr. (CV or Bio)
Francisco is a doctoral candidate in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally from Brazil, Francisco is conducting his research in the area of transportation infrastructure. Specifically, he is working in two applied research projects. The first is to Stress-Strain predictions on airfield rigid pavements for the Federal Aviation Administration; the second project sponsored by the National Science Foundation is related to Fracture Mechanics of Functionally Graded Concrete Materials (FGCM) applied to concrete pavements systems.
Featuring Graduate Student of the Month - Andrea Rocha (More Info)
Andrea is a third-year doctoral student in civil engineering at the University of South Florida. In her dissertation, she is applying molecular biology, microbial ecology, and environmental engineering concepts to further understand how microorganisms can reduce toxic metal compounds in the environment to improve bioremediation efforts.