NOVA Honors hosted its 2019 Spring Symposium at the Annandale Campus. The event, held every semester, provides an opportunity for students engaging in all facets of Honors to challenge themselves to present original research in front of their peers. In addition to students in the Honors Program, PTK and NSCS students, and students with a 3.5 GPA or higher were also invited to participate.
In total, eleven students presented talks on a variety of compelling topics, with the following three winners receiving a cash prize for their outstanding presentations:
- Kristin Haes – Equestrian Vaulting: What It Is and Why We Should Be More Involved
- Ashley Davis – Application of CRISPR/Cas9 for Treatment of Tay-Sachs Disease
- Zainab Saeed – Merging Biology and Physics: Our Plasma Membrane as an Electric Capacitor
Many thanks to the volunteers who judged the symposium: Christina Wells, Stephanie Shipe, Natasha Fourquet, and Jeanette Nicewinter. The next NOVA Honors Symposium will be held in the Fall 2019 semester.