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    Students Begin Magis Honors Program at Scranton

    Members of the class of 2023 who entered the University’s new Magis Honors Program in STEM arrived a week earlier than their classmates to participate in a multi-day STEM field experience at the Lacawac Sanctuary. From left are: Michael Quinnan, Cameron Shedlock, Danica Sinson, Tim Gallagher, Angela Hudock, Julia Turnak, Taylor Moglia, Sarah Liskowicz and Nathaniel Smith. Absent from the photo are incoming Magis Honors Program participants Ryan Jones and Daniel Zych.
    September 10, 2019

    Ten incoming University of Scranton students began the Magis Honors Program in STEM, which combines the development of STEM knowledge and research techniques with programing to further the students’ understanding of the impact science has on society.

    The Magis Honors Program in STEM, which began as a pilot program in the fall of 2017 and was officially approved as Scranton’s fifth honors program this year, offers talented students a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    The Magis Honors Program’s courses, which students will take over their four years at Scranton, combine a series of seminars on STEM and society with humanities courses. With guidance by faculty mentors, the students will develop, present and defend a thesis based on their individual research projects. In addition, the program requires participation in annual community service projects as well as professional development programs.

    In addition, students entering the program participate in a multi-day STEM field experience at a local research site in conjunction with a service project at the site the week before the start of fall semester classes. Members of the class of 2023 researched the effects the deer population has had on trees at the Lacawac Sanctuary.

    The following members of Scranton’s class of 2023 began the Magis Honors Program in STEM.

    Tim Gallagher of River Vale, New Jersey, is a computer science major. He is a graduate of Bergen County Academies.

    Angela Hudock of Sayre, is a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major. She is a graduate of Athens Area High School.

    Ryan Jones of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, is a biology major. He is a graduate of Cedar Crest High School.

    Sarah Liskowicz of Wilkes-Barre, is a neuroscience major. She is a graduate of Holy Redeemer High School.

    Taylor Moglia of New Milford, is a forensic chemistry major. She is a graduate of Delaware Valley High School.

    Michael Quinnan of Shavertown, is a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major. He is a graduate of Dallas High School.

    Cameron Shedlock of White Haven, is a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major. He is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary.

    Danica Sinson of Floral Park, New York, is a biology major. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.

    Nathaniel Smith of Wilkes-Barre, is a neuroscience major. He is a graduate of Pittston Area High School.

    Julia Turnak of Hingham, Massachusetts, is a biology major. She is a graduate of Hingham High School.

    Daniel Zych of Waverly, is a mathematics major. He is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School.

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