Summer Research Academy
Seventeen Westchester Community College students participated in the Summer Research Academy sessions focused on Biology, Cybersecurity, and Psychology. Faculty members, Margaret Eiden PhD (biology) and John Watkins (cybersecurity) participated in the event.
The Summer Research Academy is part of the WCC/MERCY STEM Scholars program. The program provides mentorship and research experiences to help WCC students succeed in STEM studies and prepare them for transition to a four-year college.
The following academic plans are included in the program – biology, computer information, compute science, cybersecurity, mathematics and psychology.
As part of the program, The Summer Research Academy is a 4 week session where WCC and MERCY students join together to share research experiences. This year, 17 WCC students participated. They had 8 research options to choose from. They include the following –
2019 Summer Research Academy Projects
Biology (3 Options)
Brain Protection: Nrf2-Dependent Regulation of the Volume Regulated Anion Channel Neurodevelopment: Analysis of Cytoskeletal Proteins in Cell Migration Mapping the plants, soil structure, mineral content, pH and markers of biological activity within distinct soil samples from the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Computer Science (1 Option)
Who Snitched and Who Got Caught? An analysis of NYPD Complaint and Arrest Records
Cybersecurity (2 Option)
Securing Modern Environments: Cybersecurity Actions and Mitigations Against Technological Vulnerabilities Enhance Cybersecurity Awareness and Counter-attack Skills Against Malware: Learn What Hackers Have Been Doing and Develop Computer Viruses
Math (1 Option)
Incentive-based Demand Response for Engaging Commercial Building Occupants via Game Theory
Psychology (1 Option)
The Role of Epistemic Perspectives and Social Media Use on Academic Performance
For more information on the WCC/MERCY STEM Scholars Program and the 2020 Summer Research Academy please contact: