Capital Local Section Award Winners

Capital Section Recognition of Outstanding Students 2003

Dr. Bob Dufour attended the Montgomery County Junior and Senior High School Science Fair on March 22nd as a representative of the section. He selected two posters that exhibited promise in the field of chemistry. The winners, who will each receive $25, are listed below

Minh Tran Janine Cook

Minh Tran (left), recipient of the Capital Section sponsored Excellence in Clinical Chemistry Award, and Janine Cook (right), chair of the Capital Section.

Senior High School
Evan Kurlik (Blair High School)
“Development of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Bioassay: Immobilization of Membranes Containing the HIV-1 Coreceptor CCR5”

Junior High School
Jaheen Salwan and Rachita Sood (Takoma Park Middle School)
“Different Solvents for Onion DNA Extraction”

The Capital Section sponsored the Excellence in Clinical Chemistry Award given to the graduating senior medical technology student from the Department of Medical and Research Technology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore who shows promise and interest in the field of Clinical Chemistry. The award was given to Minh Tran on May 22nd at the department’s Precommencement ceremony.

Congratulations to each of these bright, deserving students!