Scranton Celebrates Student Scholars

    More than 160 students participated in The University of Scranton’s Celebration of Student Scholars.
    May 1, 2019

    One hundred sixty-two students mentored by 50 faculty members presented 78 projects at the Celebration of Student Scholars, held on campus April 26.

    Presentations included: “The Self-Verification of Prejudice and Support for Donald Trump” by psychology majors Patrick Chapman, a senior from Morrisville, Nicole DiSanto, a junior from Tuckahoe, New York, Robert McGowan, a senior from Scranton, Julianna Melara, a senior from Liverpool, New York, and Heena Tolani from Duryea, with psychology professor Jessica Nolan, Ph.D., faculty mentor; “School Spirit and Athletic Event Attendance: Can We Incentivize Athletic Event Attendance Among Students?” by MBA student Olivia Adams from Ossining, New York, with marketing professor Satya P. Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., faculty mentor; and “Effect of Ambient Light at Night on Metabolic Rates” by biology major Michelle D’Alessandro, a junior from Colonia, New Jersey, with biology professor Christopher A.F. Howey, Ph.D., faculty mentor.

    The annual event, held in the Loyola Science Center, provides a forum for students to present their work conducted in collaboration with faculty using poster presentations, as well as oral presentations.

    Fields of research presented at the Celebration of Student Scholars included biology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, communication, computing sciences, English, exercise science, health administration, marketing management, neuroscience, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology and physics and electrical engineering, among others.

    The event is hosted by the University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

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