Coffin Lab members and their colleagues had fun at the 2014 campus research showcase! Left to right: Meghal Sheth, Lauren Hayashi, Megan Slaker (Sorg Lab), Elena Mahrt (Portfors Lab), Alex Young, Dustin Manning, Anthony Vu (Portfors Lab), and Nicki Smith. Megan won the graduate student poster award!
Allison Coffin won the audience choice award at the 2014 U.S. FameLab final in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by NASA and National Geographic, FameLab is an international science communication competition aimed at making science accessible and fun for non-scientists. Watch the final event here!
There are so many great things going on in the lab that’s it’s hard to fit it all into one post, but here goes:
Doctoral student Phil Uribe and high school intern Meghal Sheth each presented their research at the 2014 Association for Research in Otolaryngology mid-winter meeting in February. Both did an exemplary job showcasing their work to the auditory community.
Several Coffin Lab members presented their research at the 2014 Northwest Developmental Biology meeting in Friday Harbor. Presenters are: Phil Uribe, Lauren Hayashi, Matthew Kruger, Dustin Manning, Nicole Smith, Alex Young, and Cathrine Black. Congrats to Nicki Smith for winning an undergraduate poster presentation award!
Dr. Coffin was recently selected to compete at the U.S. finals of FameLab, a science communication competition sponsored by NASA and National Geographic. The Finals are Saturday, April 5th in D.C. Locals, come cheer her on!
Undergraduate researcher Chau Nyugen won a best poster award at the WSU Vancouver Research Showcase on 4/18/13. Chau’s work the steelhead lateral line was recently published in PLoS One. Congratulations Chau!
Congratulations to Josh for his band‘s new CD, celebrated with a CD release party at Brickhouse in Vancouver. The album is appropriately titled “Otic”, referring to the ear. Good luck on your mini-tour!
Congratulations to high school intern Meghal Sheth for her outstanding performance at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (SEF) last weekend. Her research on potential ototoxic effects of bisphenol A earned her a spot in the top three and a trip to the International SEF later this year.