LSAMP Scholar awarded
for presentation skills

Nicole_Reinhold-Larsson and her poster presentation

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) awarded students for their research and presentation skills at the 2018 National Diversity in STEM Conference in San Antonio. The Presentation Awards recognize the next generation of scientists and STEM leaders for exemplary science, while giving visibility to their investigations and home institutions.

“One of the goals of the SACNAS conference is to provide a training ground for students and professionals where we pave the way for promising careers in STEM. The Presentation Awards recognize and lift up the hard work and effort of students in their respective fields,” said SACNAS President Dr. Lino Gonzalez.

Among those awarded was Ohio State LSAMP Scholar Nicole Reinhold-Larsson, who won an Oral Presentation Award at the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. A senior majoring in microbiology and minoring in epidemiology, Nicole presented a poster on “Transcervical infection of chlamydia muridarum elicits a more robust immune response in mice than intravaginal infection.”

Nicole attended the conference through funds from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s SACNAS Bound Buckeyes Travel Award. She is currently preparing to apply to graduate schools.


The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference is the largest multidisciplinary and multicultural conference in the country. The national SACNAS organization represents a network of more than 6,000 professional and academic scientists and students who are dedicated to advancing the education and careers of students and scientists from underrepresented groups. Through its keynote speakers, multidisciplinary sessions, exhibit hall, 1,000+ student research presentations, and cultural events, the conference presents students with powerful opportunities to network with faculty, professional scientists and peers who affirm those students’ science identity while celebrating the multiple other social and cultural identities that they bring to their science careers.