Biochemistry junior Joseph Acqui spent his summer conducting research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where he studied the effects of methamphetamine on various molecular and behavioral activities and the connections between methamphetamine consumption and addiction. Last month, he submitted his work for a presentation at the 17th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix Arizona, and his abstract was accepted. Joseph also applied for and was awarded a DREAM (Diversity Resources for Enrichment, Access and Mentoring) Award, supported by the US Government. This award pays for all of Joseph’s expenses for his trip, lodging and expenses in Arizona.