Westchester Community College students Chad Mesisco and Max Edelmann were the only community college students presenting at the Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington D.C. in May. At this professional scientific conference, they presented the results of a study they conducted with two other Westchester Community College students (Nicholas Buchen and Samuel Golden). Mesisco and Edelmann participated in Professor Paul Siegel’s Westchester Community College Psychology Research Internship Program. This program was recently recognized with an Innovation of the Year Award by the League for Innovation in the Community College.
Chad Mesisco grew up in Mt. Vernon. A former high school dropout, he later earned his GED and attended Westchester Community College at the age of 26. He graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. He transferred to Columbia University in 2012. He intends to go on to graduate school and earn a PhD in Neuroscience.
Max Edelmann went to Scarsdale High School and graduated in 2011. He recently graduated from Westchester Community College with a 3.97 grade point average. He will be attending Stony Brook University this fall, and intends to Major in Biology and Minor in Psychology, and go to medical school.