Science Students Present and Win at Undergraduate Research Symposium
Senior Iris Parke ’23, a double major in Biomedical Sciences and Dance: Body, Science, and Motion, was awarded first place in the Biochemistry category for her poster, “The World’s Least Understood Carbon Sink: Spectroscopic Analysis of Peat’s Sequestered Organic Matter.”
In addition, Biology post-bac Eliana Fassihi took home first place in the Microbiology category for her poster, “Fecal Indicator Bacteria in New York City Playgrounds.” Both students were mentored by Professor of Chemistry Alessandra Leri, Ph.D.
Sophomore Juliet Hernandez ’25 presented a poster on research she conducted, “Impact of Urbanization on the Size of Insect Larvae in the Bronx River,” under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Lundquist, Ph.D. Juliet is a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies.
Iris, Eliana, and Juliet represented MMC beautifully at the symposium. Congratulations to our student presenters!