TEXAS TECH STUDENT RECEIVES SCIENCE HONOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 18, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

TEXAS TECH STUDENT RECEIVES SCIENCE HONOR

LUBBOCK – A Texas Tech University student has been recognized for her work in the sciences by a national organization.

Margarita Medina, a senior biology and Spanish major from Lubbock, received one of 16 awards given by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

The awards were presented to 16 students who gave SACNAS presentations on their research at a SACNAS meeting in Austin. Medina's presentation focused on the effects of a certain antibody on the brains of rats.

SACNAS works to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to obtain advanced degrees in science and to expand opportunities for under-represented minorities in the scientific workforce and academia. Texas Tech's SACNAS chapter includes 25 members, both students and faculty members.

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SOURCE: Diana Fabing, unit coordinator, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2883, extension 2, or e-mail diana.fabing@ttu.edu.