Slideshow: Students Present Broad Array of Science Research

April 30 Science Symposium Will Feature Over 100 Student Presentations

Hartford, CT, April 21, 2015 – On March 10 and April 2, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Washington Room in Mather Hall to learn from science majors about their semester-long research projects. Since the students represented a variety of departments, the presentations were very diverse, including topics ranging from asthma bacteria to reconstructing storm patterns.

A total of 12 student researchers shared presentations. Biology: Abigail Whalen ’15; Chemistry: Jeff Pruyne ’15; Computer Science: Pranav Bhandari ’17, Rahul Chandrashekhar ’17, Basileal Imana ’17, and Suhas Maringanti ’17; Engineering: Christian Firsching ’15 and Ben Williams 15; Environmental Science: Brooke Moore 15; Mathematics: Greg Convertito ’16; Psychology: Erin Barney 15 and Heather Long ’15.

Greg Convertito, who presented on “Three Factor Polynomials, a Diophantine Equation, and Building a Bigger Box,” was recently named a finalist and honorable mention recipient for the highly competitive Goldwater Scholarship. This scholarship is among the most prestigious awards for science students and is granted to 300 college sophomores or juniors around the country.

On April 30, still more students will present their research during the Annual Science Symposium from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Ferris Athletic Center Field House. This poster presentation symposium will feature over 100 science students presenting their year-long projects.

Written by Maddie Perez ’15
Photos by John Atashian