Posted: Tuesday Mar 13, 2012
February 28, 2012
Ten top students in Saint Vincent College’s Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing have been named Emerging Research Scholars to introduce them to research early in their academic careers and to encourage participation in the College’s Collaborative Learning Program.
Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean of the Boyer School, announced the first group of scholars at a program and reception at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion Atrium on February 23.
“Three of our Boyer School departments – Biology, Chemistry and Computing and Information Science – are involved in this exciting new initiative at present,” Dr. Jodis explained. “In fall 2011, our Collaborative Learning Program launched a new Emerging Research Scholar program which encourages underclassmen to get involved in scientific research early in their careers as an incentive for continuing on in their science majors. Research Scholars will be recognized by their departments as leaders in their class and will be given opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty members, helping them with their research. The Emerging Research Scholar initiative will give students an opportunity to build strong relationships with departmental faculty.”
The program will be administered by Dr. Mandy Raab, director of biotechnology and the bioinformatics program in the Boyer School.
Photo 1: Biology Department Emerging Research Scholars – Dr. Bruce Bethke, left, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department, and Dr. Stephen Jodis, right, Dean of the Boyer School, congratulate, from left, Zachary Ligus, a freshman from North Huntingdon; Emily Satkovich, a freshman from Somerset; Jessica Smrekar, a freshman from North Huntingdon; and Regina Woloshun, a freshman from Latrobe.
Photo 2: Chemistry Department Emerging Research Scholars – Dr. Matthew Fisher, left, associate professor and chair of the Chemistry Department, and Dr. Stephen Jodis, right, Dean of the Boyer School, congratulate, from left, Michael Centore, a freshman from Canonsburg; Anna Christy, a freshman from Sarver; John Kunc, a freshman from Creighton; Matt Mackey, a sophomore from Granger, Indiana; and Carissa Smith, a freshman from Mercer.
Photo 3: Computing and Information Science Department Emerging Research Scholars – Dr. Cynthia Martincic, left, associate professor and chair of the Computing and Information Science Department, and Dr. Stephen Jodis, right, Dean of the Boyer School, congratulate Wai-Lun Lin, center, a freshman from Vandergrift.
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