Mentor: Ben Evans
Project title: Optimizing heating efficiency of magnetic microspheres for magnetic hyperthermia treatment of malignant tumors
This semester, I was able to get a considerable amount of experimental data. I took enough data to create reliable plots and to show a significant and interesting trend between concentration of magnetic material and heating efficiency. This data may have a large impact on the field because of the current discrepancies and conflicting reports that have been previously published as well as our distinct advantage of a lack of major, common confounding factors. I presented this data at two international conferences: The BioPhysical Society annual meeting in Philadelphia, and The Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid, and Nanomaterials in Sorrento, Italy. I also plan to publish this work in a paper that I have begun and will complete over the summer. I also updated the review paper that I wrote last semester and submitted the draft for publication in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.
I firmly believe that without the CV building that Lumen provided me, be it through lab experience, presentation experience, and publications, I would not have gotten into graduate school. In addition, without the knowledge, experience and expertise that Lumen has afforded me, I would not have the confidence to believe that I can actually survive graduate school! Next year I will be attending the University of Notre Dame to pursue a PhD in Physics.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
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Omolayo Ojo is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April.
Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, assistant professor of chemistry, and Karl Sienerth, professor of chemistry, along with Mary Bedard '12 (Biochemistry) and Kelly Giffear '12 (Biochemistry) had a research article accepted to the journal Biophysical Chemistry.
The political science and international studies double major is a Lumen Scholar studying the evolution of LGBT rights in parts of Europe.
Elon University students in a Winter Term "Burst the Bubble" course welcomed local children and their parents to campus in late January for activities that exposed youth to the academic and career possibilities of programming and software design.
Elon University senior Leigh Iler developed strategies for a middle school tutoring program as she studied an emerging technique for deciding whether students require special education.