Sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents and with additional funds from the Air
Force and NSF, the JFAP summer program was carried out this year for the fifth consecutive
year. JFAP refers to the Joint Faculty position between Louisiana Tech and Grambling
State University that Dr. Derosa and Dobbins work under.
The JFAP summer program is designed to involve undergraduate students, mainly from
Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University, in summer research activities
at the IfM.
The program has been evolving for the last three ears, partially to accommodate the
different amount and origin of the funds but especially to help the program grow.
This year, for the first time a student from a University other than Louisiana Tech
or Grambling participated in the program.
Sarah Olivard from Southeastern Southeastern Louisiana University participated of
the program supervised by Dr. Daniela Mainardi. The senior chemistry major Sarah
Olivard won first place in the poster competition.
Chemistry & Physics students and faculty participate at Louisiana Academy of Sciences
meeting in Alexandria