Juan Castro, University of South Florida - Graduate - STEM 1st
Faris Almansour, New Mexico State University - Graduate - STEM 2nd
Kevin Mis Solval, Louisiana State University - Graduate - STEM 3rd
Maria Solano, New Mexico State University Undergraduate - Math & Science 3rd
Neel Shah, Northeastern University - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 2nd
Cody Gonzalez, University of California, Riverside - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 3rd
Nathalie Fuentes, Iowa State University - Undergraduate - Math & Science 1st
Adolfo Rodriguez, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Undergraduate - Math & Science 2nd
Verenice Mojica, University of California, Irvine - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 1st
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Research Papers Competition

Each year at the HENAAC Conference, students have the opportunity to showcase their latest research findings through a poster presentation to STEM professionals.  Students are encouraged to present unclassified research  - dissertation, thesis, senior project, or co-op, internship or research experiences.  This is an opportunity to further enhance your job search as competition judges may also be looking for technical talent for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment.  Aside from the opportunity to earn a monetary prize, networking and possible employment are an added benefit to participating.


Graduate students & undergraduates nationwide, & local high school seniors & juniors of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group are invited to participate

College students must be pursuing full-time studies in a related science, technology, engineering, math or health discipline at a college/university in the U.S./U.S. territories


  • September 8, 2017 (if you want to also be considered for a travel grant).
  • September 22, 2017 (If you do not want to be considered for a travel grant).



Further information for judges will be posted here.  In the meantime, if you are interested in serving as a judge for either or both the undergraduate and graduate student session at the HENAAC Conference, please email our office.

Contact Information - For further information, please contact posters@greatmindsinstem.org