UGA undergraduate researcher presents her work on Capitol Hill
Mugdha Joshi, a former CURO Summer Fellow and an Anthropology and Biology student, has just returned from the Council on Undergraduate Research sponsored conference “Posters on the Hill” in Washington, DC.
After presenting a poster with Dr. Shelley Hooks (Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences), she had this to say about her experience:
I am headed home from my trip in Washington DC for the Posters on the Hill event. My experience here was incredibly meaningful …. I learned so much that I didn't even know I was going to learn. I attended a committee mark up meeting in the House for the America COMPETES act for funding for STEM research, I got a tour of the NIH, I got to inside the White House fences for a panel on science and technology policy in the Eisenhower building, I learned what it means to be an advocate on Capitol Hill, and met some influential people such as Congressman Hice that I never thought I'd get to meet.
Of course I also got a chance to present my research and meet fellow presenters from across the country that I was so impressed with from all disciplines.
Going to DC for this event has been one of the most memorable experiences of my college career.
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