Florida Tech Students Earn Prestigious Summer Fellowships

– Pamela Rodriguez and Mariana Plazas-Mayorca, Florida Tech undergraduate chemistry students, have received summer research fellowships from The National
Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. The students are paid a stipend to spend 10 weeks working in a chemistry laboratory.

“The chemistry department faculty are proud of all our students and wish to congratulate Pamela and Mariana,” said Dr. Michael Babich, professor and head
of the department.

Rodriguez, from Ocala, Fla. and a senior next fall, will work in the Columbia University chemistry department. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a
doctoral degree in organic or bio-organic chemistry.

Plazas-Majorca, from Venezuela and a senior next fall, will conduct her research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her work involves
bacterial proteases. She plans to pursue a doctoral degree in biological chemistry after graduation.

Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry.

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