Travel Awardee, Holder 2014

Alvin Holder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
ASM-LINK Science Mentor (ASMentor)
Award year: 2014
Dr. Holder's research focus involves biological and inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic and inorganic reaction mechanisms, efforts currently funded by an NSF CAREER award. Since the start of his career, he has supported and supervised more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees both in Barbados and the U.S.A., many of whom are from underrepresented groups. Dr. Holder is currently using my his CAREER grant to integrate research, teaching, and outreach at ODU and surrounding-area Middle and High Schools in an attempt to improve the overall educational experience for underrepresented groups in Virginia.

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