KEYS Research Internship Students Win Top Accolades at AZBio Awards

Two young women stand in front of scientific posters and hold their winners' certificates

In late September, dozens of KEYS Research Internship alumni attended the 2023 AZBio Awards in Phoenix to present their scientific research, with three students winning top prizes.

This year, 32 alumni were accepted to present from the BIO5 Institute’s KEYS Research Internship, with 29 in the high school category and three in the undergraduate/graduate category.

2022 KEYS alumni Maritza Roberts-Padilla and Keona Kuo placed first and second, respectively, in the high school research category. 2021 KEYS alumna and current UArizona student Audrey Sweten placed second in the undergraduate/graduate research category.