Alexus McBride awarded first place at science fair

Alexus McBride

Alexus McBride recently won first place in the Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology Science Fair and Student Project Forum.

The Roanoke Valley Governor's School is a regional school offering advanced courses in science, mathematics, and technology. Every year, students are required to complete a research project, which are exhibited at the annual Student Project Forum.

McBride’s project, “Network Typology and Recovery Phenotype Effects on Social Media Engagement,” was completed under the mentorship of Amanda Quisenberry. Quisenberry is a researcher in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Addiction Recovery Research Center, which is directed by Warren Bickel. McBride completed her mentorship project at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

The first place win qualifies McBride to compete in the Regional Science Fair, which will take place on March 19, 2016.