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Nine Boyer School Students Named Emerging Research Scholars

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Posted: Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Nine 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 third group of scholars at a program and reception at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion Atrium on March 18.

“Three of our Boyer School departments – Biology, Chemistry and Computing and Information Science – are again involved in this exciting initiative,” 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 are 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 gives students an opportunity to build strong relationships with departmental faculty.”

The program is administered by Dr. Mandy Raab, director of the biotechnology program and a member of the bioinformatics program in the Boyer School.

Photo 1: Biology Department Emerging Research Scholars – Dr. Stephen Jodis, left, Dean of the Boyer School, Dr. Bruce Bethke, third from right, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department, and Dr. Jen Koehl, second from right, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Cynthia Walter, associate professor of biology; congratulate, from left, Meghan Allwes, a freshman biology major from Pittsburgh (15241); Lisa Iacaruso, a freshman biology major from Crofton, Md.; Nicholas Lieb, a freshman biology major from Irwin; and Lacie Werner, a freshman biology major from North Huntingdon.

Photo 2: Chemistry Department Emerging Research Scholars – Dr. Stephen Jodis, left, Dean of the Boyer School, and Dr. Jason Vohs, right, associate professor of chemistry, congratulate, from left, Darren Carone, a freshman chemistry major from New Castle; Jessica Harper, a freshman physical therapy major from Blairsville; Carly Mazzone, a freshman biochemistry major from Hagerstown, Md.; and Alyson Rusak, a freshman biology major from Sarver.

Photo 3: Computing and Information Science Department Emerging Research Scholar – Dr. Stephen Jodis, left, Dean of the Boyer School; Dr. Cynthia Martincic, second from right, associate professor and chair of the Computing and Information Science Department; and Br. David Carlson, O.S.B., right, associate professor of computing and information science, congratulate Joshua Vasko, a freshman bioinformatics major from North Huntingdon.

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