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Enhancing Scientist Diversity in Plant Biology Luncheon

Zavala, MariaElena [1].

Planting the seeds of diversity to reap a harvest of scientists.

Dr. Maria Elena Zavala, Professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge and CSU Trustee Wang Professor and GRIF Professor,will be presenting a lecture entitled "Planting the seeds of diversity to reap a harvest of scientists". Professor Zavala and her lab group study plant development particularly roots. Dr. Zavala initiated the Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Science Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR), Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Bridges to the Ph.D programs at CSUN. She is interested in educational equity issues and has worked on projects to improve science education for K-12 students and to increase the participation of women in science. She is the first Chicana to earn a Ph.D. in Botany in the US and was a recipient of Presidential Award Excellence for Science, Mathematics,Engineering Mentoring awarded to her by William Jefferson Clinton and is a Fellow of the AAAS.

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1 - California State University, Northridge, Department of Biology, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA, 91330-8303, USA

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Presentation Type: Special Presentation
Session: L6
Location: Fairfield/Hyatt
Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM
Number: L6001
Abstract ID:1281

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