EngelPalooza is a Biochemistry Research Showcase which offers both undergraduate and graduate students 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 wonderful person, thing, or event. EngelPalooza was developed through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in support of Inclusive Excellence.
All attendees and presenters will be provided a free lunch. Presenters are welcome to showcase research posters from other scientific conferences or symposia at Engelpalooza, so long as those posters are no more than 11 months old. Registration for presenters will close on October 11 at midnight.
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