Stuti Garg, a former student intern in the laboratory of Drs. Stephen Lloyd and Amanda McCullough, won an award during the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA. Here is what Stuti said:
Hi Dr. McCullough & Dr. Lloyd,
This week I had the honor of attending the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). There were about 1800 students competing from over 75 countries, who were the best of their regions. Specialists from all over the world came to LA to judge different categories at the fair. I won 2nd place in the category of Microbiology!
ISEF also is partnered with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which has discovered minor planets, and they award all 1st and 2nd place winners with a minor planet! My name will be sent to the International Astronomical Union for naming rights of an asteroid.
I have had such an incredible experience over the past 2 years researching in the lab and presenting at science fairs. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you, and I would not be where I am today without your guidance and support.
Congratulations to Stuti for such an amazing achievement!