The Wesley College Cannon Scholars Program held its second science, technology, engineering and math town hall meeting Feb. 24 in Cannon Hall 7.
The town hall meetings inform the current Cannon Scholars of the graduate opportunities available to them upon successful completion of their STEM undergraduate degrees from Wesley.
Two alumnae from the Cannon Scholars Program, Riza Bautista and Samantha Weber, spoke at the meeting about their current experiences in graduate school and gave advice to students on how to prepare themselves for this next step in their education.
Bautista graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in bioinformatics at the University of Delaware’s Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology under the mentorship of Cathy Wu, the CBCB director.
To financially support her graduate studies, Bautista applied and received the fellowship award, the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, from the National Science Foundation.
Weber graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biological chemistry and is pursuing a graduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Delaware.