May 13, 2016
Newburgh, N.Y. -
Mount student Kristen Berish of Stormville, N.Y. presents her
research at the Fifth Annual Joint Conference of the Upstate
Chapters of the American Statistical Association. Photo
A pair of Mount Saint Mary College students recently presented
their research at the Fifth Annual Joint Conference of the Upstate
Chapters of the American Statistical Association, held at Canisius
College in Buffalo, N.Y.
Joseph Ianniello of Staten Island, N.Y., a
biology/pre-veterinary major, and Kristen Berish of Stormville,
N.Y, a math major, presented research they completed under the
tutelage of the Mount’s Jennifer Bready, associate math professor
and division chair.
Berish’s presentation was titled “Investigating Toxicology
Results among Suicide Victims in Upstate New York” and Ianniello’s
was called “The Patterns in Mortality and Obesity in Dutchess
Bready praised both students’ work, saying that their
presentations “were very well received.”
In addition, Bready gave a talk titled “The Statistics of
Suicides” at the conference.
Earlier in the semester, six Mount students took part in
Kryptos, a national competition hosted by Central Washington
University that challenges students to decode, or cryptanalyze,
hidden messages within a 96-hour period. This year 205 students
from America, France, Canada, Indonesia, and Brittan entered the
Chemistry major Ryan Seifts of Wingdale, N.Y.; math major Katie
Corry of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and math major Jonathan Garofalo of
Marlboro, N.Y. were able to decipher all three messages, earning
the tenth fastest time in the country.
Seifts noted that entering the Kryptos contest was “a really
unique, fun opportunity.”
A second Mount team consisting of math major Toni Navarro of
Marlboro, N.Y.; biology major Heather Polgrean of Lagrangeville,
N.Y.; and math major Cassandra Behre of Ogdensburg, N.J.
successfully cracked two of the three ciphers.
Joseph Ianniello of Staten Island, N.Y., a Mount Saint Mary
College student, presented his research recently at the Fifth
Annual Joint Conference of the Upstate Chapters of the American
Statistical Association. Photo provided.