Carnegie Mellon University
August 29, 2016

CMU iGEM Team 2014 Receives Awards at the iGEM World Jamboree

The Carnegie Mellon iGEM2014 Team traveled to Boston to compete in the iGEM Giant Jamboree. There were 245 Undergraduate and Overgraduate Teams from around the world participating and CMU returned with a Gold Medal Achievement Award, an Interlab Study Award and the Best Poster Award, the most awards received by any US Undergraduate Team.

The project titled “STREAM, Sensors That Report Endocrine Activating Molecules” tackled the problem of detecting estrogenic compounds in water.

Team members Ali Celentano (Business/Bio 2015), Dominique MacCalla (MatSci/BME 2016), Nicole Matamala (CivE/BME 2017), Danielle Peters (Bio 2015), Courtney Pozzi (Industrial Design/BME 2017), Niteesh Sundaram (ECE 2015) and Lena Wang (Bio/BME 2015) are thankful for the support provided by a SURG-CW, a ProSEED-CW, Thermo Scientific, college and departmental funds that made this opportunity possible.

Additionally, the team project was one of the short microbiology lectures November 14, 2014 at Phipps Conservatory.