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SIR Student Presents at Illinois High School Symposium

May 31, 2021

Cayleigh O’Hare presented her research virtually at the Illinois High School Research Symposium in May 2021. This 20th Annual Symposium was sponsored by the Center for Mathematics Science and Technology at Illinois State University and allowed high school students to share research with an audience of ISU professors, ISU students, and other Illinois high school students.  She showcased her abstract by Designing a multi-material nerve graft utilizing novel fabrication techniques to promote peripheral nerve regeneration in injuries greater than 5.0 centimeters in length. Cayleigh has been working with a mentor, Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., the co-founder and CEO of Dimension Inx, Chicago, IL, since the summer of 2020. She looks to continue her research in her senior year.

Her abstract can be found in the IMSAloquium 2021 Booklet at:

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Her research project was also accepted at the Scholars International Conference on Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. Cayleigh will present a virtual poster on September 20, 2021. Participants from all over the globe will take part in this annual conference with the theme “Current and Emerging Trends Materials Research and Engineering.” Advanced Materials 2021 aims to share new ideas and technologies among professionals, industrialists, and students from research areas of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.