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History Student Received First Michael and Michelle Williams STEMS Award

Recent master’s in history student, Rogelio Velez Mendoza, received the first version of the Michael and Michelle Williams STEM-Studies Award. The award was established to support a graduate student or undergraduate MD student, who shows an interest in the Science, Technology, Environment or Medicine Studies.

Graduate students in both Master’s and PhD programs at the University of Calgary, as well as MD students in the Cumming School of Medicine are eligible for this scholarship award. Their dissertation/project should involve a topic that visibly reflects the field of STEM Studies (typically historical, sociological, anthropological, or philosophical research on science, technology, environment, and medicine in its cultural context).

Rogelio’s research is focused on medical texts published in Colombia during the first half of the nineteenth century. At the award ceremony held during the 2018 History of Medicine Days conference, he offered a short presentation on his thesis and future research. Rogelio will also give a presentation at the upcoming Canadian Society for the History of Medicine conference at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Regina.