Students to Present Original Summer Research Results at Mount Saint Mary College
By: The Good Newsroom
About two dozen students will present their Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) findings in poster format
NEWBURGH — Mount Saint Mary College students will showcase their summer research on Thursday, September 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Dominican Center.
The public is invited to attend this free event. The college is located at 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh.
About two dozen students will present their Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) findings in poster format, featuring a plethora of subjects. For example, Nikki Kalinowski of Hopewell Junction, and Victoria Maffettone of Sayville, and their faculty mentor, Carl Hoegler, professor of Biology, examined the effects of thyroxine (a type of thyroid hormone) on the metempsychosis of gray tree tadpoles.
Meanwhile, Mount students Caitlyn Garrigan of Staten Island, and Natalya Frye of Wappingers Falls, worked with their faculty mentor, Rob Wakeman, associate professor of English, on a project that examined the relevance and impact of food in literature.
Coordinated by James Moran, associate Biology professor at the Mount, and Rebecca Berry, assistant professor of Psychology, SURE is an opportunity for students to work alongside Mount professors as they explore a research topic of their choosing.
SURE students present their summer research to the Mount campus over the course of two sessions, one in June and one in July, before hosting a public symposium in the fall. These presentations feature research projects in areas such as Education, Information Technology, Math, English, and Natural Sciences.