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Mount Saint Vincent Student Researchers Present at Annual Sigma Xi Conference


Riverdale, N.Y. – The Division of Natural Sciences at the College of Mount Saint Vincent sponsored 22 students to attend the 2015 Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Research Conference hosted at Western Connecticut State University on April 18.

Sigma Xi, the oldest scientific research society in the world, hosts the annual conference to provide an opportunity for students and professional researchers to share scholarly accomplishments and to network with other Sigma Xi participants from the Northeastern U.S.

Student researchers representing the College were Alek Torres ’16, Xavier Salce ’15, Jade Suleiman ’17, Chare Sanders ’15, Shyan Lovell ’15, Giovanni Russo ’17, Valerie Khayyo ’15, Shadi Khayyo ’17, Dorina Ismailgeci ’16, Bernardo Garcia ’15, Colby Landeen ’15, Rachel Gabriel ’16, Jhane Figueroa ’15, William Aqeel ’15, Alejandro Moreno ’15, Dwaine Pryce ’15, Rachel Daniel ’16, Vincent Lombardo ’16, Iryna Koziy ’16, Kavita Bharrat ’15, Marielle Villanobos ’17, and Nicholas Malizia ’17.

Ms. Khayyo won second place for her research poster, which focused in the area of physical sciences and earth sciences.

The students presented research they have been conducting under the direction of Mount faculty, including Janet Rollins, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pamela Kerrigan, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Daniel Amarante, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ana Ribeiro, Assistant Professor of Biology, James Fabrizio, Associate Professor of Biology, and Ioanna Visviki, Associate Professor of Biology.

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