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Marymount Announces Student Research Conference Winners

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 
Marymount University has announced the winners of its Student Research Conference 2017, which provides a forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present research they have completed in conjunction with a faculty mentor. The conference was held on April 26.

Dr. Lujendra Ojha served as keynote speaker of the conference. Ojha is a Nepalese-American planetary scientist who, as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, was the first to uncover evidence of water on Mars while analyzing images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). He was the lead author of a study in “Nature Geoscience” confirming that water still flows on Mars today. He is the Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Science at Johns Hopkins University.

Students who earned awards for their work are:

Graduate students

Oral presentations

  • First place – Kimberly Buckingham (Physical Therapy); Dr. Skye Donovan, faculty mentor
  • Second place – Abigail Keisling (Physical Therapy); Dr. Skye Donovan, faculty mentor
  • Honorable mention – Hayley Hammond (Physical Therapy); Dr. Kelly Negley, faculty mentor

Posters

  • First place – Susan Geiger (Physical Therapy); Dr. Diana Venskus, faculty mentor
  • Second place – Yasmen Ibrahim (Physical Therapy); Dr. Skye Donovan, faculty mentor
  • Honorable mention – Shannon Sookhoo (Physical Therapy); Dr. Kelly Negley, faculty mentor

Undergraduate students

Oral presentations

  • First place – Caitlyn Laux (Psychology); Dr. Gwendolyn Francavillo, faculty mentor
  • Second place – Maria Camarca (Biology); Dr. Deana Jaber, faculty mentor
  • Honorable mention – Erin Williams (Multi-Disciplinary Studies), Dr. Jennifer Gray, faculty mentor

Posters

  • First place – Amanda Sciorillo (Biology); Dr. Todd Rimkus, faculty mentor
  • Second place – Kedryn Berrian (Psychology); Dr. Catherine Diaz-Asper, faculty mentor
  • Honorable mention – Erich Monson (Biology); Alena James, faculty mentor
Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.
 
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