Paulina Naydenkov won first place in New Mexico STEM Research Challenge
April 28, 2020
Paulina Naydenkov won first place in New Mexico STEM Research Challenge and second place in the 2020 Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposia (JSHS): In 2019, she participated in the CISTAR high school summer internship program at the Center for Micro Engineered Materials, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering CMEM, UNM run by Prof. Jeffery Brinker and under the supervision of Res. Prof. Achraf Noureddine and Dr. Jimin Guo. During the school year, she went on to work on improve ovarian cancer treatment with FDA-approved hydrophobic multi-drug co-therapy loaded into engineered nanoparticles. This work was later presented at the 2020 Junior Science and Humanities Regional Symposia (JSHS), where she won second place and qualified for the national JSHS as an oral presenter. She also participated in the Central New Mexico STEM Research Challenge, where she won first place and qualified for the 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.