Prize Recipient


Sabrina Rosa-Ortiz
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao


My name is Sabrina M. Rosa-Ortiz.  I will be a sophomore in the Department of Physics Applied to Electronics in the fall at the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao (UPRH).  Since 2010, I have been involved in a research project dealing with the preparation of composites of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and polymers. My research mentor is Prof. Idalia Ramos from UPRH.  I have presented my work in the 2010 PREM Annual Meeting and the 5th Materials Symposium, both held in Humacao. In August 2011 I presented my research at the 2011 Nanoscience and Engineering SPIE Conference in San Diego California. In February 2012 I went to the APS March Meeting to present a poster in the Undergraduate Section. Currently I’m at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA doing research with Professor Carter. The opportunity to do research in materials has convinced me that Physics is the best choice for my undergraduate studies. I also feel very comfortable in the program because I will have many opportunities to continue participating in educational activities, motivate other students and bring science to the communities. My future goals are to complete my BS degree and continue graduate studies. In the future I would like to become a researcher and educator. I am honored to have been renewed for the upcoming school year.