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Mount symposium celebrates student research

May 08, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount Criminology major Alexander Nova of Newburgh, N.Y. presents his original research “Dismantling Gang Violence” at the recent Honors Program and Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) symposium.

Mount Criminology major Alexander Nova of Newburgh, N.Y. presents his original research “Dismantling Gang Violence” at the recent Honors Program and Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) symposium.

 

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

Students from many majors presented about 40 course-related, honors, or independent research projects in poster form to the campus community. In addition, students in the college’s Honors Program presented PowerPoint presentations and short lectures. 

“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.

Spearheaded by Marie-Therese Sulit, associate professor of English, the rigorous Mount Saint Mary College Honors Program challenges students to maximize their learning and leadership skills. It is open to students of all majors.

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.