Mainuddin Shaik has recently won both the DCSTEM Dean’s Elevator Speech Award and the DCSTEM Dean’s Cash Prize Award. “Winning awards like these has boosted my motivation and validated the hard work I was putting in,” says Shaik. “Now, it puts me in the mindset to achieve many more accomplishments than I had planned. Also, social networking in a research expo is pivotal as it encourages collaboration, fosters the exchange of ideas, and enhances visibility in the scientific community. It helped me build strong professional relationships, which can lead to new opportunities for research, funding, or career development opportunities. Ultimately, it contributed towards the progress and impact of research by enhancing its reach, understanding, and application.”

He finishes by saying, “Working at COSMOS helped me immensely in my research journey, and I am super grateful.”