EngelPalooza is a Biochemistry Research Showcase which offers both undergraduate and graduate students involved in biochemistry research a unique forum to showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills all while networking with members of the VT scientific community.
The event is named after our departmental founder, Dr. Charlie Engel, whom Engel Hall is also named after. "EngelPalooza" is a play on the world lallapooloza, which is a term used by the writer, P. G. Wodehouse, to indicate a remarkable or wornderful person, thing, or event. EngelPalooza was developed through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in support of Inclusive Excellence.
To present at Engelpalooza, you must either be:
(I) a Virginia Tech undergraduate researcher pursuing a Bachelors degree in biochemistry
(II) a Virginia Tech undergraduate researcher working in the lab of a current biochemistry faculty member
(III) a Virginia Tech graduate researcher pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree in biochemistry