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Science Students Present Findings of Honors Research


West Windsor, N.J. - The house was packed with students and faculty on Oct. 27 as MCCC Honors Science students presented research projects they carried out over the summer with faculty from Rider and Princeton universities.

According to MCCC Associate Chemistry Professor Helen Tanzini, "We had a huge crowd of excited students, faculty and staff. The presentations were impressive, focusing on state-of-the-art research. We are very proud of our students."

Student researchers included Adrie Kornasiewicz, who carried out a project at Rider University on the "Synthesis of 2-Vinylpyridine Derivatives Continued," under the guidance of Dr. Danielle Jacobs, and Lauren Cohn, who worked at Princeton University on "Epigenetics: An Alternative Approach for the Research and Treatment of Cancer," under the guidance of Dr. Benjamin A. Garcia.

Seated at the presentation, (front row from left) are MCCC Biology Professsor Diane Hilker, with students Lauren Cohn, who worked on a project at Princeton, and Adrie Kornasiewicz, who conducted research at Rider.
A new option will be physics research, coming this spring. Four students are taking up the challenge and will pursue Honors Research at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.

The Honors Research Program is coordinated through MCCC science faculty members. To participate, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their science classes, be recommended by an MCCC professor, and devote a minimum of six hours per week at the research institution.


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