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Over 40 8th grade students from the Mother Seton School travelled to Mount Saint Mary's to enjoy a day of science. The SNSM supported this day by providing activities for the students to participate in that would expand their knowledge into the world of science. Both students and faculty contributed to this learning experience by holding presentations and experiments for the 8th graders. The students learned about polymers, bones and muscles, and even had the opportunity to create GAK which is a cross between putty and jell-o. The students also learned about the profession of psychology from our very own psychology professors.

Our wish is that the students enjoyed their day of science and we hope to host the Mother Seton School students again in the future!

Five Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) awards were given to students for Summer 2014. This award allows students to work with a faculty member on a project during the summer months. Following the completion of their project, the student must present their research at the SPARC Festival the following academic year or at an off-campus conference. Students are also required to write a reflection on their summer research project, which will be submitted to the Dean. The following students received an award and they have been paired with a faculty mentor:

Dahyana Arias - Dr. Jen Staiger
Angel Gaona - Dr. Chris Bradley
Christiana Burke - Dr. Dana Ward
TJ Warshel - Dr. Katy Dye
Gregory Fultz - Dr. Dana Ward

This SRIP exists because of several generous benefactors who have made and continue to make donations to this distinctive program. These outstanding alumni, whose names are listed below, feel strongly about "giving back" to the University which blessed them so richly and they recognize the importance of the undergraduate research experience.

Dr. William P. Beierschmitt
Dr. John A. Bruno, Jr.
Dr. Lawrence E. Donato, Jr.
Dr. William R. Gaver
Dr. Daniel G. Muldoon
Mr. J. Anthony Rose
Dr. Mark S. Sobus, PhD, JD
Dr. and Mrs. William Ward, Jr.

Psychology students presented their semester research projects this week in the COAD Science building. Their research topics ranged from Immigrant Label and Terror Management Theory Effects on Attitudes to A Content Analysis of Victoria's Secret Catalogs. These posters will be displayed in the COAD Science building.

Other topics include: Tattoo Placement as a Response to Emotional Events, Helping Behavior Towards Transgender People, and Therapists and Professionals: Who is More Stressed?

Associate Professor of Biology, Dana P. Ward, Ph.D., and Michael Conrad C'14, plan to attend the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting held this month in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Ward and Conrad will present their research on the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) while attending the conference. The work done in Dr. Ward's lab has focused on developing a better understanding of the abnormal cell growth in PAH. Conrad will also take part in an undergraduate poster session.

These travel awards given to Dr. Ward and Conrad are nationally competitive from the American Society for Cell Biology.

 
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