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iROC symposium celebrates Mount student research

December 05, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount students presented nearly 40 research projects at the recent iROC symposium. Here, biology majors Daley O’Keefe (far left) of Glastonbury, Conn. and Jessica Darin (far right) of Carmel, N.Y. present their project, “Determining the Cluster of the Bacteriophage Cappellism.”

Mount students presented nearly 40 research projects at the recent iROC symposium. Here, biology majors Daley O’Keefe (far left) of Glastonbury, Conn. and Jessica Darin (far right) of Carmel, N.Y. present their project, “Determining the Cluster of the Bacteriophage Cappellism.”

 

Mount Saint Mary College students showcased a semester of hard work at the Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) symposium last week.

Students in many majors presented nearly 40 course-related, honors, or independent research projects in poster form to the campus community.

“We really want to show the students the accessibility of research on campus,” explained series coordinator Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of biology. “Research is a way for students to see a different side of their field.”

The goal of iROC is to “provide a forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to showcase their research endeavors with both Mount Saint Mary College and the local community in a manner easily understood by attendees,” said Merkhofer. Presentations include research proposals, initial data collection, and completed research projects.

Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media, and the liberal arts.