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Pierce Wins at TLSAMP Conference

photo of Jessica PierceJessica Pierce won third place in the undergraduate research poster competition within the engineering category at the 19th Annual Virtual TLSAMP Research Conference for her poster, “DeepLabCut and MATLAB: An Exploration into Data Processing for Motion Capture in Rabbits.”

Pierce, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, works as an undergraduate research assistant in the Upper Limb Assist Lab under the direction of Assistant Professor Dustin Crouch and serves as vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers.

The conference is hosted by the TLSAMP (Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program which aims to increase the enrollment and graduation rate of underrepresented students (Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The University of Tennessee is one of six colleges and universities to receive a five-year grant from TLSAMP, which represents one of forty-one such programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).