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ASU students win top awards at TX science conference

Kelvin Jones (Source: Alabama State University) Kelvin Jones (Source: Alabama State University)
Jessica Abron (Source: Alabama State University) Jessica Abron (Source: Alabama State University)
Dymund Jones (Source: Alabama State University) Dymund Jones (Source: Alabama State University)
HOUSTON, TX (WSFA) -

Three students from Alabama State University have returned from the National Institute of Science Conference in Texas with top awards.

Kelvin Jones, Jessica Albron and Dymund Jones, students from the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at ASU, won top awards at the 71st Joint Annual Meeting of the National Institutes of Science and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. The event was held in Houston, TX at Prairie View A&M University.

Senior Kelvin Jones won first place for his undergrad poster presentation in "Biology Sciences C." Jones' research presentation aimed to design an efficient method for delivering drugs to target tissues by using nanoparticles. Jones' research was supervised by Dr. Alain Waffo, associate professor of biology.

Senior Jessica Abron won first place for her undergrad poster presentation in "Biological Sciences D." Her research aimed to find methodologies to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Her research was supervised by Dr. Manoj Mishra, associate professor of biology.

Junior Dymund Jones received second place in the undergrad poster presentation for "Electrical Engineering." Jones' research was focused on designing biodegradable scaffolds, which ultimately will be used to repair bone injuries. Her research was supervised by Elijah Nyairo and Dr. Manoj Mishra.

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