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College of Mount Saint Vincent Celebrates Student Achievements at 4th Annual Research & Service Symposium
5/13/2014 - Riverdale, N.Y.--The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host its 4th Annual Student Research & Service Symposium on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Hall. This event showcases the outstanding original research and service learning projects that Mount students complete every year.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent Student Research and Service Symposium is held to recognize students who have engaged in significant research and service initiatives, as well as the faculty and staff who serve as their mentors. Students will have the opportunity to present and highlight their recent research and service accomplishments to the campus community along with College benefactors, peers, parents, and local guidance counselors and principals.

2014 Student Research & Service Symposium: Works and Participants

Rosanna Lopez Alayon ‘14 (Bronx, NY) and Kimberly Ortega ‘14 (Brooklyn, NY) will present their research titled “Demographic Profile of the Sisters of Charity of New York: Preliminary Data.” This research poster was initially presented at the TriBeta NE-1 District Convention.

Colby Landeen ‘15 (Glenwood Plantation, ME) and Bernardo Garcia ‘15 (Jersey City, NJ) will present their research titled “Evaluation of the Watch-PAT home sleep study apparatus as an alternative sleep staging tool.” This research poster was initially presented at the Northeastern Regional Tri-Beta Meeting.

Kavita Bharrat ‘15 (Bronx, NY), Sean Remy ‘14 (Bronx, NY), Vrutant Patel ‘14 (Bronx, NY), Dwaine Pryce ‘15 (Brooklyn, NY), and Shivannie Goberdan ‘14 (Mount Vernon, NY) will present their research titled “Immunolocalization of Tubulin-binding cofactor E (TBCE)-like, the product of the mulet (mlt) gene, during spermatogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.” This research poster won Third Place in the John S. Johnson Poster Awards for the NE-1 District Convention of Beta Beta Beta, the Biological Honor Society.

Katiuska Hernandez ‘15 (Bronx, NY), Indira Cepin ‘15 (Brooklyn, NY), Rodcliffe Wint ‘15 (Brooklyn, NY), Shyan Lovell ‘15 (Brooklyn, NY), Akime Nicholas ‘15 (Mount Vernon, NY),  and Christian Juarez ‘15 (Yonkers, NY) will present their research titled “Using Drosophila melanogaster as a Model Organism to Study Reproductive Toxicants.” This research poster was initially presented at the TriBeta Regional Research Conference.

Alexa K. Harris ‘16 (Bronx, NY) will present her research titled “Computation of experimental solutions of a nonlinear wave equation for propagation of pulsatory waves in an invariant cosine structure.” This research was initially presented at the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC XXI) and the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (SDUMC IX).

James Wilkins ‘15 (Bristol, MA), Christina Quinn ‘14 (Maywood, NJ), and LeeAnn Brathwaite ‘15 (Mount Vernon, NY) will present their research titled “The Influence of the Sisters of Charity at a Vincentian Institution.” This research was initially presented at the Second Annual Student Symposium of the Vincentian Scholars for Social Justice, February ‘14-‘16, 2014.

Amy Fox ‘14 (Floral Park, NY) and Carolyn Sepulveda ‘14 (Yonkers, NY) will present their research titled “The Influence of Deception Role and Relationship Type on Judgments of Deceptions.” This research poster was initially presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference.

Katrina Collazo ‘14 (Bronx, NY) will present her research titled “Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP); History and Significance to Computer Science.” This research poster was initially presented at Hudson River Undergraduate Math Conference at Marist College. She will also present her honors thesis research titled “Experimental computing of a series solution of the Newtonian equation in an invariant sine structure.”

Steven J. Lonecke ‘14 (Richmond, NY) will present his research titled “Propagation of pulsatory waves of the Korteweg – de Vries equation in elliptic functions.” This research was initially presented at a joint meeting of the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (HRUMC XXI) and the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (SDUMC IX).

Kerry Drake ‘14 (Staten Island, NY) will present her research titled “Self-Absorption? It Is Just Social Media” This research was initially presented at the 3rd Annual Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference.

Jane Holbrook ‘14 (Bronx, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Active Learning Techniques in Education.”

Nicholas Forlini ‘14 (Yonkers, NY) will present his honors thesis research titled “Clinical Care Guidelines for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease.”

Sarah Saragoca ‘14 (Yonkers, NY) will present her research titled “Utilizing Art to Assist People in Need.”

Robert Ortiz ‘14 (Lincoln, RI) will present his honors thesis research titled “Web comics and Post modernism.”

Jennifer Apriceno ‘14 (Richmond, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “The potential biological and environmental causes of the increased incidence of autism in the United States.”

Yadira Dominguez ‘14 (Bronx, NY) will present her research titled “The Role of Art in Fostering Cultural Exchange.”

Nicholas Forlini ‘14 (Yonkers, NY) will present his honors thesis research titled “Clinical Care Guidelines for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease.”

Corinne Varela ‘14 (Brooklyn, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “The Short-Term Effects on Smoking of Smoking Awareness Products.”

Bo Fisher ‘15 (Columbus, OH) and Todd Gable ‘15 (Pawtucket, RI) will represent “The Underground Magazine”, a student publication.

Danielle Dodrill ‘14 (Tomkins Cove, NY) will present her research titled “Treatment and Management of Cancer Care and Its Effects on Patients.”

Kallie Maglione ‘14 (Ridgefield Park, NJ) will present her research titled “The Deviant Subculture of Cult and Terrorist Groups.”

Rema Sayed ‘14 (Bronx, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Good Quality Sleep vs. Poor Quality Sleep: The development of normative sleep values and analysis of sleep parameters to address sleep complaints.”

Maxiana Louis ‘14 (Brooklyn, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Sweet Dreams: Type II Diabetes and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Andrew Shepard ‘14 (West Nyack, NY) will present his honors thesis research titled “Synergistic Morality: Morals In Jim Henson's Life and Work.”

Mary O’Connell ‘14 (Bayside, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Impact of Celiac Disease on a Patient's Activities of Daily Living (ADL'S).”

Samantha DeLuca ‘14 (Elmsford, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Life or Death Decisions.”

Katherine Moreira ‘15 (Bronx, NY) will present her research titled “Nations enslaved by Modern-Day Slavery.”

Alexa Taveras ‘14 (Bronx, NY) will present her research titled “Personality and Relationship Satisfaction In Dating College Students.”

Charles Babor ‘14 (New Rochelle, NY) will present his honors thesis research titled “Research on the development of mood disorders in Type I diabetic pediatric patients and its relationship with diabetic management.”

Erika Pichardo ‘16 (Yonkers, NY) will present her research titled “Sexual Abuse: A Global Epidemic.”

Kristine Nepomuceno ‘14 (Yonkers, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Genetically Modified Foods and Cancer.”

Erin MacBride ‘14 (Merrick, NY) will present her research titled “Health Care and Poverty: The Difference Between Life and Death.”

Michaela Keough ‘14 (Providence, RI) will present her honors thesis research titled “Documentary Film on Nursing Students.”

Cristy Tolosa ‘15 (Yonkers, NY) will present her honors thesis research titled “Electronic Medical Records in the United States.”

Amanda Soliman ‘15 (Yonkers, NY) will present her research titled “Empowering Women Now More Than Ever: An Internship Experience. Reflections from an Internship at the United Nations.”
 
Participants in Bethlehem Farm
Ines Bararwandika ‘17
(The Bronx, NY)
Daniel Nava ‘15 (The Bronx, NY)
Briggette Parra ‘15 (The Bronx, NY)
Mary Rose Penner ‘15 (Malverne, NY)
Darwin Davis ‘17 (New Hyde Park, NY)

Participants in Elizabeth Ann Seton Pediatric Center
Alejandro Moreno ‘15
(The Bronx, NY)
Vrutant Patel ‘14 (The Bronx, NY)
Xavier Salce ‘15 (Brooklyn, NY)
Amanda Morenzi ‘15 (New York, NY)
Danica Luc ‘16 (Springfield Gardens, NY)
Rachel Daniel ‘16 (Yonkers, NY)
Elissa Innabi ‘16 (Yonkers, NY)
Hala Innabi ‘16 (Yonkers, NY)

Participants in Sisters of Charity House
Katelyn Wentworth ‘17
(Manchester, NH)
Kristen Morgan Macatangay ‘17 (Yonkers, NY)

Participants in Sisters of Charity International Clinics, Guatemala
Joselyne Bararwandika ‘14
(Bronx, NY)
Erin MacBride ‘14 (Merrick, NY)
Katherine Postel ‘14 (Middle Village, NY)
Elizabeth Delaney ‘14 (Warwick, NY)

Participants in St. Francis Inn
Michelle Dela Paz ‘16
(Fort Washington, MD)
Todd Gable ‘15 (Pawtucket, RI)

Participant in Study Abroad & Service Learning in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Carla Phillips ‘14
(Oceanside, NY)

Participants in Filipino Relief Effort
Camille Culbengan ‘15
(Bronx, NY)
Jerome Viloria ‘16 (Highland Mills, NY)
Ralph Sunga ‘14 (New Rochelle, NY)

Participants in Experiencing Homelessness, Harlem, Midtown and Riverdale, New York City
Ciara Rosa ‘15 (Bronx, NY)
Catherine Reiss ‘16 (East Northport, NY)
Adam Derouin ‘15 (Rumford, RI)
Anastasia Knapp ‘14 (Stamford, CT)
Amanda Lopez ‘16 (Yonkers, NY)

Participant in Tackling Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
Gabrielle Loccisano ‘16
(Rockville Center, NY)

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of  study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

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