Project Title: Let It Grow: Culturing and Identifying Soil Bacteria
Mentors: Sebastian Kopf, Lynne Albert, Adam Younkin
Bio: Adeena received her AS in Biology from Front Range Community College this May. In her time at FRCC, she unexpectedly fell in love with math and engineering and consequently changed her studies from pre-med to biomedical engineering.
She was part of the Supplemental Instruction program for five semesters, during which she developed skills to support students through College Algebra through active learning.
She also had the incredible opportunity to be a member of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium through the DemoSat program — Adeena and her teammates were the recipients of the grand prize at the 2022 Undergraduate Space Research Symposium, for their research on changes in atmospheric gamma radiation levels with respect to altitude.
Adeena will continue her studies at the Colorado School of Mines to further explore undergraduate research and complete her BS in Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering. She hopes to step into the field of prosthetics development and dreams of making sustainable, high quality prosthetic limbs available for each individual who is in need of them.
Adeena is passionate about STEM education being as accessible and exciting as possible. She is deeply grateful for the support, kindness, and encouragement she has received throughout her education, and wishes to provide others with the same treatment.
Check out Adeena's elevator speech, poster, and oral presentation.