SURE Symposium

September 28, 2017 5:00 PM
Aquinas Hall / MST Atrium

SURE 2017

SURE student Annie Ruvolo, a biology major on the pre-dental track, studies the effect of mouthwash on the chemical composition of human teeth during her research with chemistry professor Lynn Maelia.

From examining healthcare from an economic standpoint to measuring the chemical effects of mouthwash on human teeth, Mount Saint Mary College students will showcase their summer research on Thursday, September 28 at 5 pm in the Aquinas Hall Atrium. The public is invited to attend the free event.

Nearly two dozen students will present their Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) findings in poster format, featuring a plethora of subjects.

Projects include “Birds and Trees and Me, Oh My,” by associate biology professor Douglas Robinson and Deja Carter of Brooklyn, NY; “Compliance Cost of the Dodd-Frank Act – A Bankers Point of View” by associate professor of economics A. Reza Hossain, assistant finance professor Ying Xiao, and Steven Tobey of Stratford, Conn.; and “A Complete Genome Annotation of Mycobacteriophage Adlitam” by assistant professor of biology Evan Merkhofer and Heather Polgrean of Lagrangeville, NY.

At 6 pm, SURE keynote speaker Margie Turrin, a senior staff associate and education coordinator at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present her talk “Research and Collaboration Can Lead to Unexpected Places.” There is limited seating for the discussion.

“When I started working on the Hudson River, I never envisioned that it would translate to camping on the edge of an ice sheet in Greenland using a small boat to gather sediment cores from recently exposed glacial lakes,” explained Turrin.

At Columbia University, Turrin develops and delivers science education for informal and formal educators, and conducts research linking science and education. She works extensively on Hudson River science and is committed to field-based research and teaching.