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College of Mount Saint Vincent Hosts 3rd Annual Student Research & Service Symposium
5/14/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y.--The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host its 3rd Annual Student Research & Service Symposium on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 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.
President's Associates 2012
Student Research and Service Symposium 2012 

“Our students are one of the truest measures of excellence we have as a college” says Dr. Omar Nagi, Director of Center for Undergraduate Research. “This is just one event where we annually celebrate our confidence in that measure.”

2013 Student Research & Service Symposium: Works and Participants
Vicky Milord ‘13
(Brooklyn, NY), Stephanie Tejada ‘13 (New York, NY), and Paz Julienne Rivera ‘13 (Bronx, NY) will present their research titled “Synthesis and Purification of Meso-substituted porphyrins.” This research has been showcased at the American Chemical Society’s 61st Annual Undergraduate Research conference.

Jenny Maria ‘13 (Bronx, NY), Desiree Alvarado ‘13 (Yonkers, NY), and Angelica Tejada ‘13 (New York, NY) will present their research project titled “Recall accuracy of autobiographical memory relates to current goal strength.” This research poster has been presented at the Eastern Psychological Association conference in March, 2013.

Alexa Taveras ‘14 (Bronx, NY) and Julian Torres ‘13 (Hopewell Junction, NY) will present their research poster titled “Understanding Object Representation of Mother, Father, and God Among Individuals with Psychosis.” This research has been presented at the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Mercy College.

Varun Chopra ‘13 (Punjab, India)  will present two research posters: “Demonstrating an interactive tool for teaching basic Matrix Manipulation” and “Modeling and Simulation of Drug like Biomolecules: A subspace Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach.” This research has been presented at the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Math conference.

Nicole Rodriguez ‘13 (Bronx, NY) and Alexmi Polanco ‘13 (New York, NY) will present their research poster titled “Internship experience: Interpreting at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and its impact on learning.” This research has been presented at the Annual Eastern Psychological Association and numerous local undergraduate research conferences.

Jerline Hall ‘13 (Bronx, NY), Genesis Santana ‘13 (Yonkers, NY), Denese McGill-Anderson ‘13 (Mount Vernon, NY) and Yanique Ban ‘13 (Mount Vernon, NY) will present the research poster titled “STD Prevalence and Adolescent Myths.” This research has been presented at the Annual Educational Conference of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Veronica Vay ‘13 (Avon, NJ) will present her research project titled “Effects of gender and attachment styles on religiosity.” This poster has been an Undergraduate Research Study Finalist at two large conferences: the Annual Eastern Psychological Association and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Lisa Gentile ‘13 (Mohegan Lake, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “Differences in the Use of New Media Technology in Television Programming Aimed at Younger and Older Audiences.” This poster has been featured at the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Mercy College.

Alessandra Mazzella’13 (Bronx, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “The Evolution of Special Education.”

Ashley Reyes ‘13 (Bronx, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “The influences of perceptions on self-esteem.”

Nursing student Kristin DeMasi ‘13 (Brooklyn, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “Aluminum's Relationship to Alzheimer's Disease.”

Besiana Rugova ‘13 (Bronx, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “Infection Control in New York City and Bermuda.”

Michael Delmont ‘13 (Linden, NJ) will present his honors thesis titled “A Robust Reform Agenda: Maximizing the United Nations’ Effectiveness as an Actor in the Twenty-First Century International System.”

Erin Pietrowicz ‘13 (New Britain, CT) will present her honors thesis titled “Health policy and funding in nursing.”
 
Shyloh Elder ‘13 (Latrobe, PA) will present her honors thesis titled “The new customer relationship.”
 
Kristina De Leon ‘13 (Bay Shore, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “The importance of prenatal care and health teaching and its effects on neonatal health and development.”

Bernadette Bingham ‘13 (Massapequa, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “The effect of music therapy on burn patients.”

Maria Ermakova ’13 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) will present her honors thesis titled “Business Cycles in Emerging Economies: BRICs.”
 
Danielle DeVivo ‘13 (West Hempstead, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “The Effects of Diet Supplementation on Crohn's Disease.”

Yolisept Bencosme ‘13 (New York, NY) and Ashley Rivera ‘13 (Yonkers, NY) will present their research poster titled “The identity of an unknown gene required for sperm development in the fruit fly Drosophila.”
 
Dakota Ziani ‘13 (New York, NY) will present her research poster titled “Novel mutations in the TBCE-like gene.”

Pamela Publik ‘13 (New York, NY) will present her honors research thesis titled “An exploration of consciousness through lucid dreaming.”

Sandra Innabi ‘13 (Yonkers, NY) will present her honors thesis titled “Tooth Development: Neural Crest Migration and the Formation of the Human Face.”
 
Robert Edward Ferrar ‘13 (Bronxville, NY) will present his honors thesis titled “Complementary and Alternative Medicine and its Application to Evidence Based Medicine.”
 
Participants in the Seton Service and Leadership Program:
Catherine Reiss, Kathryn Dalton, Anthony Gentile, Joseph Senisi, Kevin Costello, Sean Shea, Shannon Koch,  Amy Fox, and Celine Florentino

Participants at Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association:
James Wilkins, Adam Derouin, Ciara Rosa, Marisa Rosario

Participants at Sisters of Charity House, New Orleans:
Christina Quinn, Briggette Parra

Participants at Bethlehem Farm, Talcott, WV:
Dawn Precious-Paul, Nestor Gonzalez, Joselyne Barawandika. Janika Marata, Jainee Smith

Participants in the Sisters of Charity International Clinics, Solola, Guatemala:
Kristen Ciccarello, Elsa Robinson, Joy Sarabosing, Krystle Sedillo, Michelle Cabahug, Connie Fernandez, Annie Steele, Stephanie Zittell

Participants in Rebuilding Together:  Bergen County, NJ:
Anastasia Knapp, Jennifer Brauer, Blair Butler, Daniel Nava

Participants in the St Francis Inn, Philadelphia, PA:
Michelle dela Paz, Francis Gestosani, Tasheyia Thomas

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations                       
(718) 405-3345                                              
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu