Three UCI undergraduates participating in the School of Biological Sciences Minority Science Programs (MSP) received awards for their research presentations at the poster competition of the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in Austin TX. The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. The research poster competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students from domestic and international institutions. Their awards were recognized in the March 23, 2018 issue of Science and on the AAAS website. (

MSP undergraduates are participating in research training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health to prepare them to pursue Ph.D. degrees and careers in biomedical research.

The poster categories, award-winning UCI undergraduates (first authors), advisors, and their research titles are: