Collins-MillerWe’re glad to share news from member organization The Collins-Miller Project, a student-led agbiotech research team. During the weekend of April 16-17th, The Collins-Miller Project will be presenting in Washington DC at the 4th biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival.

Founded by 17 year-old Dublin Coffman HS student Madeleine Gagné and The Ohio State University chemist Angela Miller, the organization conducts independent studies into the use of fatty-acid based algae biodiesel and its impacts on the environment.

“Ever since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with how the universe worked. Living in an environment drastically impacted by human activity, I could not help but choose a path of life that would help replenish and sustain the world.” said Gagné, “The biosciences help us to not only understand our purpose in life, but also what we can do to help others. It is truly one of the most rewarding career paths!”

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who’s who of science and engineering in the United States: from major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge high tech companies, museums and community organizations. This convention will be held at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and will be available to visitors on the 16th from 10-6 and on the 17th from 10-4.

If you’re in DC this weekend, stop by the Festival’s career pavilion where CMP’s Angela Miller and Madeleine Gagné will be presenting on both their algae-based biofuel system, as well as their international New-Age Girls Club, a safe online group for girls around the world who like STEM education to get together and discuss solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The Club has grown quickly, and attracted interest from around 70 different countries!

A great opportunity, The Collins-Miller Project will be one of the only Ohio-based science programs to present at the conference. They would love to get a chance to meet and hear from all others interested, and help in any way possible!