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AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awardees 2020-2021

The AACR is pleased to announce the recipients of 2020 AACR-Undergraduate Scholar Awards. Awards have been given since 1997 and are intended to inspire young science students at the undergraduate level to enter the field of cancer research. The AACR is committed to promoting the education and training of the next generation of dedicated scientists and to facilitating and nurturing their careers in cancer research or cancer-related biomedical science. In 2021, the AACR and Dr. Kathleen W. Scotto have generously supported these awards.

Congratulations to these talented young scholars.  The names and affiliations of the 2021 Awardees are listed below, along with the numbers and titles of their poster presentations, where appropriate, and brief video introductions.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awardees

Ariana C. Acevedo-Diaz

Ariana C. Acevedo-Diaz

University of Puerto Rico

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Louise Medina Bengtsson

Louise Medina Bengtsson

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana 

Andrej Coleski, BS

Andrej Coleski, BS

University of Michigan 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Dalton M. Craven

Dalton M. Craven

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sarah E. Emma

Sarah E. Emma

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Andrew V. DePass

Andrew V. DePass

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 

Maxime R. Munyeshyaka

Maxime R. Munyeshyaka

Carleton College

Carleton College, Minnesota 

Jacey R. Pridgen, BS

Jacey R. Pridgen, BS

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas 

Cassandra L. Ritter

Cassandra L. Ritter

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 

Chayanne Solorzano Villegas

Chayanne Solorzano Villegas

University of Houston

Houston, Texas 

Stephen J. Staklinski, BS

Stephen J. Staklinski, BS

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida