Young Scientist Ryan Scott placed 2nd in the Graduate Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the 31st Annual California State University (CSU) Student Research Competition, held April 28-29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The event saw the participation of hundreds of graduate and undergraduates student researchers from all 23 CSU campuses, extending from San Diego State to Humboldt State. Ryan was there representing San José State University, as all the participants had been selected beforehand as winners in their own respective university student competitions. The judgement of winners at the statewide event was based upon an oral presentation, Q&A, plus a pre-submitted written summary. Ryan’s presentation was based upon the work he completed with Joshua S. Alwood at NASA Ames Research Center, funded by a NASA Space Biology Grant and supported by BMSIS. Ryan’s presentation was entitled, “Zoledronate Prevents Simulated Weightlessness-Induced Bone Loss in the Cancellous Compartment While Blunting the Efficacy of a Mechanical Loading Countermeasure.”
Congratulations to Ryan!