Brooks was one of six to receive an award
in the neuroscience category at this competition--beating out students
from institutions such as Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins.
This three-day conference--with more than
2,800 students presenting in eight scientific categories--is one of the
largest research conferences for minority students.
Brooks credits his success to UC's summer programs and the faculty and staff that helped to foster his interest in research.
"My experience at the University of
Cincinnati was truly life changing," says Brooks. "When I first came to
the program, I honestly didn't think I would like it because I didn't
think that research was really my thing.
"There are just so many people that played instrumental roles in making my experience at UC incredible."
Brooks says his time at UC has influenced his future plans.