St. Lawrence University student researchers attend Buffalo conference
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:22 am

CANTON — St. Lawrence University student researchers enrolled in the New York State Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program attended the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference held from July 19 to 21 in Niagara Falls.

Each of the St. Lawrence CSTEP and McNair scholars in attendance participated in graduate school panel presentations, opportunities to meet with University at Buffalo graduate program faculty, a graduate school fair, and workshops.

The scholars also presented their summer research findings.

Seniors in attendance and the research topic each presented included:

• Tenzin Choeyang ’19 of Woodside, New York: “The Effects of Immigration of the U.S. Economy"

• Paige Currie ’19 of Lockport, New York: “Behavioral Adaption in a Rat Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

• Francisco Rodriguez-Tineo ’19 of Bronx, New York: “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): The Overall Effectiveness and Efficiency”

• Dylan Babcock ’19 of Nichols, New York: “Sustainable Chemistry Using Terpenes: New Reactions with Myrcene and Carotol

• Emily Casey-Wagemaker ’19 of Schenectady, New York: “Racism, classism, and education policy: A mixed methods analysis of disciplinary policies in the Greater Capital District of New York State”

• Laura Ramirez Tlapa ’19 from Astoria, New York: “Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Mental Health After a Natural Disaster: A case study of the September 19 earthquake in Puebla Mexico”

Juniors included:

• Kenneth Adames Ramos ’20 of Fort Lee, Virginia: “Characteristics of Amyloid Fibers Formed by Tetracycline Resistant Soil Bacteria”

• Dhimiter Cobani ’20 of Albany, New York: “Reduction of Bipyridine Chromophore by a Zirconium-Cobalt Binuclear Unit Modeling Devices for Artificial Photosynthesis”

• Mark Featherston ’20 of Poughkeepsie, New York: “Microbial Composition of Three Selected Honeys”

• Cheyenne McQuain ’20 of Glens Falls, New York: “Behavioral Adaption in a Rat Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

For more information, visit CSTEP and McNair at www.stlawu.edu/cstep-and-mcnair.