University Celebrates Students’ Research Efforts


The University celebrated its 12th annual Student Research Day on Nov. 10 at JFK.

The event provided an opportunity for students to showcase the research they have completed throughout the semester.

Ninety-five students from various disciplines presented their research to fellow students as well as other members of the University community.

“It is a good experience for the students as they get to learn how to explain the research they’ve done throughout the semester,” said Professor of Chemistry Balazs Hargittai, who organized the event.

Most of the presenters were students pursuing degrees in the fields of chemistry and biology. Other disciplines that were represented at Student Research Day included history, psychology and economics.

Sophomore Pre-Med major Kenzie Colosimo presented some of the research she completed on polymer synthesis with fellow students in her organic chemistry lab.

“It was great to be able to showcase my group’s research, as well as get to see everyone else’s work,” said Colosimo.

Many of the research projects presented were completed by students as part of their coursework.

Other projects that were showcased last week were completed outside of class hours, in collaboration between students and their academic advisors.

Some of the research projects presented were supported by various grants.

In many of the University’s science majors, participation in research is a requirement for graduation.