ROUTES Scholars Participate in 2018 Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo

On April 5th, former and current ROUTES Scholars had the chance to practice their presentation skills at Northeastern’s Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE). Presenters made posters pertaining to their research and stood ready to answer questions about their work.

RISE is an annual exposition showcasing the research of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty from all Northeastern colleges. According to News@Northeastern, this year, “over 2,000 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts attended the annual event, which culminated in an awards ceremony in East Village.”

ROUTES Scholars prepared posters and pitches ahead of time, summarizing their research goals, the progress made so far, and most importantly, the impact that environmental health research holds for affected communities. Faculty mentors and ROUTES administrators, including ROUTES Co-Director Akram Alshawabkeh, visited the exposition to see the student presentations and provide constructive feedback. Students also had the opportunity to see what their peers were working on in more detail, highlighting the wide range of research that is included in the environmental health field.

One of the goals of the ROUTES program is to provide Scholars with multiple opportunities to present their research to the community. Visit our News page to find out more about other conferences the ROUTES Scholars have attended.

A few of the scholars in attendance (L-R): John Lambert (Mentored by Dr. Penny Beuning), Alejandro Rovira (Mentored by Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh and Dr. Carmen Milagros Vélez Vega), and Morgan Hines (Mentored by Dr. Emily Zimmerman)
A few of the scholars in attendance (L-R): John Lambert (Mentored by Dr. Penny Beuning), Alejandro Rovira (Mentored by Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh and Dr. Carmen Milagros Vélez Vega), and Morgan Hines (Mentored by Dr. Emily Zimmerman)