Another summer program in the books

Today was the last day of the 2017 Summer S³ experience.  It has been a great three weeks watching these students grow and learn together and become a STEM family.  They have made us proud with their hard work and we look forward to seeing what they will accomplish over the next four years.

Here is a link to their final presentations where they talk about some of their experiences.  Start at minute 29 for the best view.


Minute 29- Introductory Remarks by co-director Dr. Angelia Gibson

Minute 35 – The American Eagle Foundation presented by Daniel Cardwell, Emma Patterson, and Julia Warrick

Minute 46 – Computer programming  by Hannah Simmons and Justin Tanon

Minute 56 – Mountain Challenge by Colby Burke, Megan Pogue and Loren Vickers

Minute 1:09 – PGlo Lab by Liam Dougherty and Cordell Dryden

Minute 1:18 –  Mathematical Modeling of Island Biogeography by Felix Banks, Anevay Nichol and Cooper Read

Minute 1:28 – The Total Solar Eclipse by Eimhear Davis, Jose Antonio Galan Chongo, and Maylee Warren.


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Meet the peer mentor: Boomer Russell

Boomer being Boomer

Hey guys!  My name is Boomer Russell and I will be a Junior Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Psychology at Maryville College.

I’m very involved in the MC community.  To name a few, I am a Team Leader for the Student Programming Board, an Ambassador, a Peer Mentor (x2), and an officer for Tri-Beta.

My career goals are not set in stone, but I plan to either attend an osteopathic medical school or graduate school in a biomedical field.  This past semester I worked with Dr. Gibson and one of her Senior Study students on a project studying the binding behavior of a protein she works with while also learning a lot of new lab techniques!  It’s pretty lit.

Outside of class and research, you could find me at the sand volleyball court, at taco bell, laughing hysterically with friends, or studying!  I’m super excited to get started in August.  I’m the most excited to give back to the program that welcomed me to Maryville College two years ago, you have no idea how excited I am for you all to go through this program and then freshman orientation!  Also, I really like cheese, so I hope we do the cheese making lab.  You guys are gonna love it!  See y’all soon!

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