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Thu, Jul 13


Dow Diamond Center Conference Room 1133

STEM Outreach Seminar

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STEM Outreach Seminar
STEM Outreach Seminar

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Dow Diamond Center Conference Room 1133, 270 Abner Jackson Parkway, Texas 288 Frontage Rd, Lake Jackson, TX 77566, USA


About the event

ACS-Brazosport and Dow Gulf Coast Latin America Scientist Organization would like to invite you to a STEM Outreach Seminar by High School Seniors. This is your opportunity to provide constructive feedback to these students and influence the next generation of scientists and thinkers!

                                                                                            Mitochondrial Function and Bipolar Disorder

                                                                                                                    Avnish Sekharan

                                                                                                Nanotechnology Medical Implications

                                                                                                                        Landon Faucett

                                                                                                                          Joseph Gwak

About the speakers:

Avnish Sekharan is a rising senior at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, TX. Avnish loves learning in general, and his favorite subjects include Physics, Calculus, and Biology. Outside of academics, Avnish is a competitive tennis player on his school’s varsity tennis team. Avnish has always been passionate about this sport and in very early years of his schooling (5th grade) Avnish was able to demonstrate leveraging his academic interests to understand the science behind this sport injuries. His efforts in this space allowed Avnish to win a regional Science Fair competition at number one position. In addition to STEM and Tennis, Avnish challenges himself to compete in diverse competitive events like DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America), FPS (Future Problem Solvers) and Debate. Avnish is building his leadership skills through various platforms, for example he is a debate captain for his school, a DECA communications officer, and he is a part of two National Honor Societies (Spanish and NHS). Lately he has been engaged in learning computational biology, exploring UCSC and gene maps to analyze regulation expressions in different gene datasets. Avnish is heavily engaged in STEM related volunteering activities cross-regionally.

Landon Faucett is rising senior at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas. He finds learning concepts in Calculus and Biology most appealing since they force him to think logically and enhance his problem-solving skills. Besides academics, he is a first-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been training in martial arts for about 8 years. He is also a part of a variety of clubs that develop essential skills for communications including DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America), Youth Government, and Model United Nations.  He would like to continue researching nanotechnology's potential for improving the distribution of medicines. Ultimately, he hopes that these experiences will enhance his abilities for his future profession as well as contribute to any developments regarding NanoCure.

Joseph Gwak is a rising senior at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, TX, with a love for learning. Joseph began his schooling at South Korea before moving to America at second grade. Joseph’s favorite subjects are calculus and physics because he enjoys challenges that involve critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, Joseph’s leadership is demonstrated by being the eldest child in his family with two siblings and being the conductor and a violinist for the school’s orchestra club. Joseph’s main focus for this summer is to pursue as many professional opportunities in STEM as possible, including engineering internships, a week-long civil engineering camp at Texas A&M, and NanoCure research. With these hands-on experiences, Joseph hopes to refine the most advantageous qualities for his future engineering career

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