Nineteen Mount Saint Mary College students were accepted in the
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2010 program, led
by James Moran, assistant professor of biology.
With college funding through the SURE program, students received
stipends to do research projects with faculty during
summer. Students worked in teams or singly with one or two
academic mentors, or professors in the division, during one of two
Five Mount students who participated in the Summer 2010 SURE
program presented four posters at the 240th American Chemical
Society National Meeting and Exposition in August 2010 in
Andre Santa and Becky Seepersad, juniors majoring in the
Chemistry BA / MS in Education 5-year program, presented a poster
on the reaction of alcohol oxidation catalyzed by gold and
Michelle Watch, a senior majoring in the Biology BA / MS in
Education 5-year program, presented a poster on the feasibility of
building a groundwater tank model (that simulates the dispersion of
pollution in watersheds for education purposes) that is economical,
high quality, and that uses a minimal amount of
Mary McEwan, a junior majoring in the Biology BA / MS in
Education program, presented on the analysis of carbon monoxide and
other parameters in the smoke and the filtering water of the
"hookah' smoking device.
Brian Browne, a senior dual-majoring in Biology and Chemistry,
will presented on metal ion binding in biological systems, using
terbium fluorescence probes.
Congratulations to junior Andre Santa, who was awarded a
renewable American Chemical Society Scholars award of $5,000.