At the 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, CA, judges recognized the work of Alfredo Colina '18 as a standout among the student presentations. His poster, titled "Bacterial Characterization of a Hog Confinement Located in Poweshiek County and Discovery of a Potential Source of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria," was selected to receive one of the 2016 SACNAS Undergraduate Student Presentation Awards.
SACNAS, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. This year, the national conference gathered over 4000 students and professionals. Alfredo, majoring in biology with a concentration in Latin American Studies
, conducted his study in the summer of 2014 under the direction of Shannon Hinsa-Leasure
, associate professor of biology
at Grinnell College.