news

 

2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

- Blind STEM Student Helps Others Learn in 3D (May 2015) (WEBLINK)

- As STEM Grows, So does the efforts to help students exceed (May 2015) (WEBLINK)

- High School Student Ritika, who was mentored through the Baluch lab and in the SCENE program was awarded:
​       HISEF - 3rd place in Biomedical Science Division
​       JSHS - 5th place and qualifier for the National meeting in Maryland
       AzSEFGrand Award/Best of Fair, Intel 2015 ISEF Qualifier
​       Navy Award
       ASU Scholarship
       UofA Scholarship
       Poster: Bharati, R. (2015) The Study of Beta Sitosterol in preventing Metastasis in Neuroblastoma cells.
       ​  
- High School Student Anuj, who was mentored through the Baluch lab and in the SCENE program was awarded:     
       HISEF - 2nd place in the Biomedical Science Division
       Poster: Shah, A. (2015) Spices for Life: Examining Protective Effects of Ginger and Tumeric against the
       Chemotheraputic Agent Vincristine.

2013-2014 academic year

- ASU student teaching science in a new way to visually impaired students (May 2014) (WEBLINK)

- At the top of CLAS: College launches Graduate Excellence Awards (April 2014).  WEBLINK

- Blind teacher passes on knowledge of science to blind students (2014) Cronkite News. WEBLINK     

- High School Students, Manav and Tejas, who were mentored through the Baluch lab and in the SCENE program were awarded:
       Grand Award/Best of Fair, Intel 2014 ISEF Qualifier
       Chandler High Invitational Science and Engineering Fair - 1st Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology
       Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium - 5th Place Oral Presenter 
       National Qualifier Arizona Science and Engineering Fair - 1st Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology
       TGen Excellence in Bomedical Research Award
       ASU Innovation Award
       ASU Research Internship and Scholarship
       U of A Scholarship
       Poster: Dharmaraj, and T., Sevak, M.A. (2014) Enabling Neural Regeneration in a Model of Glial Scarring:
       Implications of Enhancing Retinoic Acid Signaling and regulating NG2 Expression. (WEBLINK)
       2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation Junior Award Winners WEBLINK


2012-2013 academic year

- Page, Ashleigh, Leanne and Sandra create a non-profit organization called TactilEyes in October 2013 which
       will "provide tools and support to the visually impaired to promote educational success." (WEBLINK)

- State Press Conversations: 3D IMAGINE (WEBLINK)

- SOLS Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Katelyn Sainz (WEBLINK) September 2013.

- Disabled Students thrive at Purdue summer internship program. STEM internship program employs students 
      to develop tools that will assist disabled students in college level STEM classes. ABC RTV Ch6 news clip.
      July 14, 2013.

- High School Students, Manav and Tejas, who were mentored through the Baluch lab and in the SCENE program were awarded: 
      Chandler High Invitational Science and Engineering Fair - 1st Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology
      National Qualifier Arizona Science and Engineering Fair - 1st Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology  
      Grand Award/Best of Fair, Intel 2013 ISEF (WEBLINK)
      ASU New American University Provost Scholarship
      OKED research funding 
      American Physiological Society Award (WEBLINK)
      2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation anoucement WEBLINK
      Poster: Dharmaraj, and T., Sevak, M.A. (2013) Indicting Alzheimer’s: Novel Methods of Preventing Glial Scarring
      through the Down Regulation of Cerebral Vimentin and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein. (WEBLINK)

- Think Globally, Act Locally - Grassroots movements from local chapters of national organizations connect
      aspiring scientists to those working in their field of interest—and show them that science truly welcomes
      all. [Science Journal] WEBLINK

- A Vision for the Future - Undergraduate IMAGINES Science Education for the Blind. [pp 9-11]. WEBLINK

- ‘Hands on Science’ event engages young, female science fair winners - Winners of the Arizona Science and
      Engineering Fair spent a day visiting the labs of female scientists at Arizona State University, participating
      in experiments and meeting with college-aged mentors. WEBLINK

- Blind student presents 3-D tactile images to national microscopy conference. WEBLINK

- Program to Improve STEM Access for Blind, Visually-Impaired Students  [2012] WEBLINK

- Program aims to improve access to STEM classes for blind, visually impaired students. WEBLINK

- Arizona State University Launches a New Program Aimed To Improve STEM Education Opportunities for
      Blind Students. WEBLINK

- Defense & Aerospace:ASU program aims to improve access to STEM classes for blind, visually impaired
      students. WEBLINK

- Arizona State University is kicking off a pilot program aimed at improving access to science, technology,
      engineering and math (STEM) classes for students who are blind or visually impaired. WEBLINK

- Blind student presents 3-D tactile images to national microscopy conference [Phys Org]. WEBLINK

- Blind student presents 3D tactile images to national microscopy conference. WEBLINK

2011-2012 academic year

- High School Students, Thuy-duyen and Jasmine, who were mentored through the Baluch lab are 2012 Grand
      prize awardees at the 2012 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (WEBLINK) and received and ASU
      Scholarship and full expense paid trip to compete in the Intel Science Fair in Philadelphia.

2010-2012 academic year

- High School Student, Samantha Baumann, who was mentored through the Baluch receives 1st Place in the
      Cellular and Molecular Biology division of the 2011 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (WEBLINK).


awards

2017-2018 academic year

Page Baluch: received funding through the NIH SIG grant for a Leica SP8 lightsheet/live
    cell imaging confocal

Lexi Townley
    2017-2018 SOLUR Researcher

Shelbi Peck
     2018 Sigma Psi Travel Grant awardee
     2018 accepted into the SOLS PhD program!!

Bukola Obayomi
    2017-2018 Microscopy Society of America Student Council Member - Biology Division


2016-2017 academic year

Bukola Obayomi
    GPSA Research Award
    SOLS Travel Award
    AIMS 2017 Graduate Best Poster Award
    Microscopy Society of America 2017 M&M Meeting Travel Award
    May 2017 Graduated with a Master's in Biology - accepted into the SOLS PhD program!!

Jerica Vie
    GPSA Research Award
    Biology and Society Research Award
    Accepted into the 4 + 1 Master's program

Shelbi Peck
     AIMS 2017 Undergraduate Best Poster Award
     2016-2017 SOLUR Researcher
     SOLS Undergraduate Research Award
     May 2017 Graduated with a BS in Biology - accepted into the SOLS Master's program!!

Melody Agre
     2016 SOLUR Researcher
     SOLS Undergraduate Research Award
     Dec 2016 Graduated with a BS in Biology - currently working at the Oregon Health and Science Center


2014-2015 academic year

Ashleigh Gonzales awards received:
    ASU Reach for the STARS Fellowship (Full graduate scholarship)
    Andrew Brown Scholarship
    GPSA Conference Travel Award
​    SOLS Conference Travel Award
    Ed Pastor Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    2015 Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Student Achievement Award
   

Leanne Harris awards received:
    Military VA Fellowship (Full graduate scholarship)
    Andrew Brown Scholarship

2013-2014 academic year

Page Baluch: Award of Excellence in Diversity for the contributions of the Central Arizona Chapter of AWIS.

Ashleigh Gonzales awards received:
    ASU Reach for the STARS Fellowship (Full graduate scholarship),
    Award of Excellence in Diversity for the contributions of the Ability Counts Tempe club 
    Society for Neuroscience FUN Poster and Travel award
    AzCB Scholarship
    Graduate Excellence Award

Leanne Harris awards received:
    Military VA Fellowship (Full graduate scholarship)
    Mary and Vasile Eremie Memorial Scholarship

Katelyn Sainz: ASU SOLS Undergraduate Outstanding Service Award

Manav and Tejas: Recipients of the Governor's Innovation Award. WEBLINK


2012-2013 academic year

Page Baluch: Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Contributions Award

Ashleigh Gonzales awards received:
     Undergraduate Scholarship
     American Society for Cell Biology Travel Award
     SOLS undergraduate travel AND research grant
     NASA Space Grant Intern
     NASA Space Grant travel award
     Alma and Ruth Wilson Scholarship

Leanne Harris awards received:
     SOLS undergraduate travel AND research grant
     NASA Space Grant Intern
     AIMS conference travel award
     NASA Space Grant travel award

Sandra Kavuma: SOLS undergraduate research grant.

Katelyn Sainz: SOLS undergraduate research grant, MGE@MSA conference Poster and Travel award.

Changing How Science is Visualized and Communicated

Baluch Bioimaging Lab