Faculty win $10,000 first prize at research conference

Ngozi Mbue, PhD, and Rhett Rigby, PhD, profile photos

June 3, 2024 — DENTON — Assistant Professor Ngozi Mbue, PhD, of the College of Nursing and Associate Professor Rhett Rigby, PhD, of the College of Health Sciences teamed with two others to win $10,000 and first prize at TARC, an annual research conference sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

“We had top and excellent researchers from other institutions. In the end, our team won,” Mbue said. “I am thrilled that I will be collaborating with Rhett on our project.”
TEES is a state research agency that solves problems through applied engineering research and development and collaboration with industry, government and academia.
"I am excited to get started and collaborate with my colleagues on this project. I am thankful to TEES for funding this idea," Rigby said.

Their unique, groundbreaking project addresses management, monitoring and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The win at TARC could catapult the project into even more funding as the duo and their team move forward. This project is sure to yield more results as Mbue and Rigby plan to present their project in full in summer 2025.

Mbue and Rigby pose with their project team and prize at TARC

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