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Coalition Announces 2015 Science and Human Rights Poster Competition Winners

Graduate Winner: Debbie Lin Teodorescu, Harvard Medical School/MIT D-Lab - Harnessing Engineering Innovation to Make Safe Surgery for All a Reality

Undergraduate Winner: Linda Mohammad (with Maajida Murdock), University of Baltimore - Clean Water as a Right that the Human Body has in Regards to Nanotechnology: Application of Graphene Filters For Water Purification In Developing Countries

Honorable Mention: Alexandra Zeller (with Chelsea Mohindro), George Mason University - Modeling Social Dynamics through Multidisciplinary Research with Applications to Global Human Migration Policies

The competition was open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in science and human rights. Students were asked to submit a poster that reflected their understanding of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications (Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).

The five other finalists selected to present their posters at the meeting were:

Lauren Y. Chan, Queen's University: Genetic Testing and Screening: A Review of the Current Ethical Issues
Shannon Chen and Grace Lin, Cornell University: Legalized but Limited: Women’s Reproductive Rights in the United States
Catherine Dillon, Rutgers University: Urban Forestry, Brownfields, and Human Rights
Philip Rodenbough, Columbia University: Peace Through Chemistry: Teaching High School Chemistry in West Africa with the US Peace Corps & Ways to Continue Working at the intersection of International Science, Education, and Human Rights in a Chemistry PhD Program