STEM Research Academy Students Awarded at MACUB Conference for Their Native Garden Research
Two Westchester Community Summer STEM Research academy students presented their research posters in partnership with two Mercy College students at the 53 Annual MACUB Conference held virtually at St. Francis College on Saturday October 31, 2020.
At the MACUB conference, Marisa Rodriquez (WCC) and Bianca Jimenez (Mercy College) were awarded a prize honoring their research presentation. The students worked as a team on project design, background research, data collection (in gardens in both of their backyards), poster creation, and presentation. Their research, titled “Do Native Gardens Mitigate Pollinator Decline?” continues at the Native Plant Center, WCC Valhalla Campus. Rodriguez is pictured at the Native Plant Center gathering data on native gardens and pollinators.
“We are so excited about this, and huge congratulations goes out to everyone involved, including our faculty leaders, professors Eiden and Bukofser”, said Provost Morest, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The mission of the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering is to prepare students for careers across a broad range of science, engineering, mathematics, and technology disciplines; and to activate students’ thirst of knowledge in science and mathematics.
To accomplish its mission, the school maintains a nurturing academic atmosphere conducive to excellent in teaching and expects high standards of performance for faculty and students.
Westchester Community College provides over 24,000 full-time and part-time students with an award-winning education at one of the lowest tuition rates in New York State. The college offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in such high-demand fields as cybersecurity, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and digital filmmaking. The college reflects the rich diversity of its region, and was the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.