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Science Students Showed Their Research

On Friday, December 15, Biology and Chemistry students showcased their research in a poster session at the McShain Auditorium. Poster topics included research on nanoparticles, the effect of ultraviolet light on yeast cells, the biodiversity of local streams and ponds, the chemical water quality of local streams and ponds, along with a survey of the health of trees on campus.

The following students participated in the event:

  • Samson Tesfamariam: Biology ’17
  • James Hughes: Biology ’17
  • Christopher Reil: Biology ’18
  • Sweta Rao: Biology ’18
  • Elizabeth Walton: Biology ’18
  • Bianca Paranzino: Chemistry ’18
  • Amber  Bruwelheide: Biology ’19
  • Jamira Bowens: Biology ’19
  • CJ Cortez: Biology ’19

“While the students who participated in Friday’s poster session have a variety interests, they all have curious minds and a desire to learn about the systems they are studying—even if those systems are not directly linked to their professional plans,” said Biology Professor Dr. Jeannette Dumas.


According to Dr. Dumas, the science faculty at Rosemont are committed to providing research opportunities to students because it allows them to practice critical thinking skills, teamwork, and experience the joy of discovery. “We provide students the opportunity to discuss their work not only within the Rosemont community but also at professional meetings,” she said. “We believe Friday’s event and our mentoring of students to be a paradigm for the Power of Small.”

Event Photos