We would like to thank all of those who have supported and assisted us since the inception of our project. Without their help, this project wouldn't have been possible.
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to our team advisor and PI, Dr. Margaret Saha. Her endless dedication and enthusiasm towards our research and well-being could not be more greatly appreciated.
We would like to thank Dr. Gregory Smith, Co-PI, for his mathematical modeling expertise and his general advisement of our math team. We also want to thank Dr. Eric Bradley for his tireless assistance with lab facilities and management.
We'd like to extend our thanks to our student advisor John Marken, PhD student, for finding time in his busy schedule to provide us with assistance in our mathematical modeling and data analysis. His guidance during brainstorming was also pivotal in determining our project idea.
We would also like to sincerely thank Andy Halleran, PhD student, for his invaluable advice throughout the summer.
We would like to thank Dr. Dennis Manos, Vice Provost of Research, for making our scope experiments possible. We also want to thank Dr. Abigail Reft, Dr. Matthew Wawersik, Dr. Jennifer Rahn, Mark Pownall, and Sudip Paudel for their generous suggestions and help with microscopy troubleshooting.
Human Practices Support
We would like to thank the following people for their extensive support in our human practices efforts:
Virginia Senator Monty Mason, for expressing interest in our project and human practices, and providing vital connections to local school systems.
Dr. Hannes Schniepp, Dr. Oliver Kerscher, and Dr. Joshua Puzey for participating in our Bioengineering Speaker Series.
Greg Marsh, Mihyeon Kim, and Kelley Clark from the William & Mary School of Education, for providing advice and feedback to guide our outreach efforts for the summer.
Kristin Cosby and Tami Byron for connecting us with local school systems and providing consultation regarding teacher resources.
Jacqueline Brooks, for assisting in organization of our Synthetic Engineering Girl Scout event.
Deanna Marroletti, for assisting in organization of our Camp Launch event and providing critical feedback after the event.
Monica Griffin, for her valuable advice regarding Outreach Database organization and implementation.
And our PI, Dr. Margaret Saha, for her unwavering support and endless enthusiasm for our Human Practices projects.
First and foremost, we would like to thank Dr. Dennis Manos again for providing us with vital financial and intellectual support. We would also like to thank the following organizations and offices for generously providing us with the financial support necessary for realizing our project:
Dean Kate Conley, Dean of the Faculty, Arts and Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Grant to the College of William and Mary