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Physics Major Gino Carrillo Wins SACNAS Presentation Award

The UO Physics department congratulates senior Physics major, Gino Carrillo, for his superb research presentation recently delivered at 2017 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the conference, the judges recognized Gino Carrillo’s work, titled “Electron Interferometry: Transforming the Transmission Electron Microscope into an Electron Interferometer,” as a standout among the student presentations, and selected Gino to receive one of the 2017 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards. Gino’s UO Physics advisor is Ben McMorran.

SACNAS 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 about 4000 students and professionals. Taking place over three days, the conference showcased both undergraduate and graduate student presentations, offered scientific symposia, keynote addresses, professional development sessions, and a grand exhibit hall in which students interacted with over 300 exhibitors representing colleges and universities across the nation.