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I-Discover Scholars



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  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Classified as economically disadvantaged according to the Department of Education rules for need-based federal financial aid
  • Undergraduate: Major in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics
  • Graduate: Major in Chemistry


Continuance Requirements
  • Make good progress toward completing degree
  • Undergraduate: Maintain a 3.0 GPA in both science and non-science coursework
  • Graduate: Maintain a 3.3 GPA in both science and non-science coursework



Undergraduate Scholars
Westley Cruces

Major: Chemistry
Expected Graduation: May 2016

Project: synthesis and biological evaluation of lipopeptides with varying lipophilic groups

Alexa Rodriguez

Major: Chemistry
Expected Graduation: May 2017


Jorge Becerra
Oforiwaa Bediako

Major: Chemistry (MS)
Expected Graduation: August 2016

Project: structural aspects of lipopeptide uptake into bilayer vesicles

Djan Baffoe


Project: asparagine-derived gelators



Anna Gonzales: on leave from MS Program

Ramiro Nava: undergraduate at Texas Lutheran University

Ben Reyes: BS Chemistry, August 2015