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Mount Celebrates Original Student Research and Service Initiatives

5/13/2016

More than 90 students presented at Student Research and Service Symposium

Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent hosted its annual Student Research and Service Symposium on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Hall. The event showcased the extraordinary original research and service initiatives that Mount students complete each year.

The Mount’s Center for Undergraduate Research encourages students from all majors and programs to develop original research and scholarship across the College. The Center is interdisciplinary—students learn qualitative and scientific methods along the entire spectrum, from conception to measurement to analysis. Their work is driven by their own ideas and passions, and held up for public inspection. All research at Mount Saint Vincent conforms to national standards of ethics, allowing students to develop methodological skills, encouraging them to develop an expertise in a given area of research. In partnership with remarkable and dedicated faculty, as well as other mentors, Mount students continually engage in and present research at national and international conferences.

Because of this achievement, the College celebrated its students at its 6th annual Student Research and Service Symposium, displaying the work of more than 90 students.

Mount Saint Vincent is an institution committed to promoting undergraduate research and academic excellence. A vital component of the College’s curriculum, the Mount provides talented students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, analytical and ethical reasoning, and communication expertise. The Student Research and Service Symposium celebrates and promotes student achievement, assisting in the improvement of the state of undergraduate education.

The event featured poster sessions, allowing students to present and highlight their recent works and accomplishments to members of the campus community, including the College’s Board of Trustees, mentors, benefactors, alumnae/i, peers, and parents, among many others.

2016 Student Research and Service Symposium: Works and Participants

Diana Lulgjuraj ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “A Review of the Effects of Labeling Menus with Nutritional Information on Consumers’ Food Choices.”

Michelle Salas ’16 (Kissimmee, Fla.) will present her research titled, “Bryant Park, New York: Strangers in Public Spaces.”

Melinda Myrie ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Calculating the vector family branch uv and algebraic properties of the vector family us of general solutions and visualizing asymptotic waves.”

Alexa Harris ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Computation of the vector family branch uw and differential properties of the fundamental and general solutions to the homogeneous Helmholtz and harmonicity PDEs.”

Matthew Samaan ’16 (Manalapan, N.J.) will present his research titled, “Correlation of Mind-Wandering and Stress in the Academic Environment.”

Joshua Rene P. Binag ’16 (Oradell, N.J.) will present his research titled, “Executive Functioning in Mono-Literate Heritage Speakers, Bi-Literate Heritage Speakers, And Monolinguals.”

Karl Schmitt ’16 (Westbury, N.Y) will present his research titled, “Foreign Enemy or Common Good? A Comparative Analysis of The Creation of A French and A German National Identity.”

Cristina Ovalle ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Green initiatives and opportunities in a new China.”

Colleen Broderick ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Hereditary Angioedema.”

Diane Souvenir ’16 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Improving Compliance Between Patient and Healthcare Systems.”

Danica Luc ’16 (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Initiating Apoptosis as a Means to Control Unrepressed Cellular Division.”

Matthew Munroe ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present his research titled, “Investigating Factors that Influence Judgments of Harmless Deceptions.”

Gabrielle Loccisano ’16 (Rockville Center, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Memory, Fragmentation, and the Language of the Physical Body in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee.”

Maria Tardieu ’16 (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Migration and Women: The Lost Files.”

Ashley Canastra ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Muscle Regeneration: The Role of Exercise and Transcriptional Regulators.”

Kimberly Gomez ’16 (Long Valley, N.J.) will present her research titled, “Naturally Kimmy Business Plan.”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Oxidation of Meso-Substituted Tri-and Tetra Porphyrins.”

Angela Chen ’17 (Mount Vernon, N.Y.), Casey Cuccio ’16 (Medford, N.Y.), Rachel Gabriel ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Guadalupe Rivera ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Edwin Velazquez ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Peripheral autonomic tone as predictors of changes in EEG sleep state.”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Steven Maio ’16 (Valhalla, N.Y.), Arian Novaj ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Preparation of Porphyrin Embedded Liposomes for in vitro Cellular Studies.”

Alexa Harris ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Propagation and Interaction of Pulsatory Waves of the Korteweg-de Vries Equation.”

Rachel Daniel ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Elissa Innabi ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Iryna Koziy ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Vincent Lombardo ’16 (East Meadow, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “Rescuing late sperm development using the GAL4/UAS system.”

Nicole-Ashley Carumba ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Social Media Influencers and Brand Integrations: An Emerging Trend in Advertising.”

Nicholas Malizia ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Gabriella Mendoza ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Marielle Villanobos ’17 (Monroe Township, N.J.) will present their research titled, “Socioeconomic determinants of health.”

Jacki Rodriguez ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Student-athlete Autobiographical Memory and the Exploration of Goal-Orientation.”

Peter Nunez ’17 (Brewster, N.Y.) will present his research titled, “Synthesis and Characterization of [RhIII(NNN)(NN)L]n+.”

Sarah DiNome ’16 (Hawthorne, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The family branch uu, differential completeness of the vector family us of general solutions to the homogeneous Helmholtz problem, and slanted waves.”

Gelisa Labastida ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The Myth and Truth about the Sustainable Development goals.”

Tarilyn Medlar ’17 (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The Nature of Love.”

Ideline Gómez ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The Pope’s Message: Steps to Follow.”

Dorina Ismailgeci ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.), Shadi Khayyo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Valerie Khayyo ’15 (Yonkers, N.Y.), Arian Novaj ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present their research titled, “The Purification and Analysis of Distinct Porphyrin Molecules.”

Carly Jenkinson ’16 (Helena, Mont.) will present her research titled, “The Relationship Between Trauma and Attribution Style in a Diverse Undergraduate Population.”

Sarah Oquendo ’17 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The Revolutionist, The Assimilist, And the Reformist in Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo.”

Krishna Magalona ’17 (Fishkill, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “The Road to COP21.”

Carol Palacios ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Tomorrow: One Day too Late.”

Cathleen Rozario ’16 (Carle Place, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Trusting Strangers for Childcare in New York City.”

Bryan Ruiz ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present his research titled, “Undergraduate Nursing Handoff Communication.”

Hala Innabi ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Use of Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2.”

Erika Pichardo ’16 (Yonkers, N.Y.) will present her research titled, “Violence Among Everyday Women.”

Student Service Projects

Extended Service Projects 2015-2016

Bethlehem Farm, West Virginia
Angela Abreu ’19 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Kaitlyn Le ’18 (Smithtown, N.Y.)
Candace Lopez ’19 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Alexandra Maxwell ’18 (Beachwood, N.J.)
Diandra Pezzano ’18 (Revere, Mass.)
Giovanna Pinto ’18 (Pelham, N.Y.)
Victoria Siracusa ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)

Christian Appalachian Project, Kentucky
Steven Blanco ’16 (New York, N.Y.)
Jzana Dawkins ’16 (Bloomfield, N.J.)
Jaclyn Hahn ’18 (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
Rose Huitzil ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Jeffrey Medina ’19 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Idalis Perez ’19 (Keasbey, N.J.)
Jonathan Ramirez ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Lissette Rivera ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Micheal Stephens-Emerson ’18 (Mount Vernon, Ind.)

 Sisters of Charity House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Allyson Bagalay ’17 (Bloomfield, N.J.)
Alyzza Reyes ’17 (Bronx, N.Y.)

Sisters of Charity International Clinics, Solola, Guatemala
Hersy Contreras ’16 (New York, N.Y.)
Kathryn Dalton ’16 (Northampton, Pa.)
Briggette Parra ’16 (Garfield, N.J.)
Emily Petrillo ’16 (Poughquag, N.Y.)
Catherine Reiss ’16 (East Northport, N.Y.)

St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Michelle Dela Paz ’16 (Fort Washington, Md.)
Rose Huitzil ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Jonathan Ramirez ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)
Stephanie Rodway ’17 (Bridgewater, Mass.)
Quincy Tyler ’19 (New York, N.Y.)
Katelyn Wentworth ’17 (Manchester, N.H.)

 Ongoing Service Projects 2015-2016

Dance for PD
Danielle Carlin ’19 (Holbrook, N.Y.)

Grand Central Outreach
Jonathan Ramirez ’18 (Bronx, N.Y.)

Habitat for Humanity
Kaitlin McGeown ’18 (Nutley, N.J.)

Hebrew Home BINGO
Jessica Gamez ’19 (Highland Mills, N.Y.)
Deanna Nardi ’19 (Roseville, Calif.)

Midnight Run
Matthew Bunyan ’18 (New City, N.Y.)

POTS Soup Kitchen
Olivia O’Neill ’18 (Massapequa, N.Y.)
Stephanie Rodway ’17 (Bridgewater, Mass.)

Princess Project
Margaret McAndrew ’17 (Milford, Conn.)
Kylee McGrane ’17 (Wilkes Barre, Pa.)

TRIO Day of Service
Students of TRIO

Visiting Veterans Program
Joseph Britton ’18 (Danbury, Conn.)
Owen Smith ’18 (Danbury, Conn.)

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.