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Lauretta Ihenatu Secures Summer Opportunitieslaurettaihenatu_biomedconfgrid

Lauretta Ihenatu, a senior Biology major and Honors College student, has been accepted into the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine- Preparing Tomorrow's Dentists Summer Program. This 2.5 day program for pre-dental students, is a unique gateway into the dental pipeline for underrepresented minority students. It will include: an overview of the freshman year in dental school; hands on lab experiences; seminars in time management and test taking skills; etc. The program is scheduled for June 2-4.

Lauretta was also awarded two travel grants that will allow her to present her research, "Evaluating Screening Methods for Salt Tolerance in Soybeans". Lauretta will to go to Portland, Oregon for the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) July 11-July 17, and to Vancouver Canada for the 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) July 27-August 1. Both awards are six day, all-expenses paid travel opportunities.