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Undergrads present STEM research nationally

This is not Vegas: Work created by Mount Saint Mary’s students does not stay at Mount Saint Mary’s. In yet another example of Athenians’ successes going nationwide, 24 students from the University’s Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics recently presented their undergraduate research findings at a major conference in Denver.

From March 22-26, the Mount’s students networked, learned and shared their own studies as part of the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition. The event not only enabled the University’s team of undergrads to deliver more than a dozen presentations of work conducted at the Mount; it also gave students the chance to engage in conversations and panels that illuminate new ideas about possible careers in chemistry and other scientific fields.

The University helps to fund these annual opportunities for students who have earned the right to participate in these kinds of interactive conferences.

“From our perspective, these experiences are invaluable to our student population,” says associate professor Sylvine Deprele, PhD. “It gets them exposed to the professional world and opens many opportunities to them.”

Over the years, the University’s Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics has trained and mentored countless students in undergraduate research. This approach means that Mount Saint Mary’s graduates are fully prepared to go on to medical schools, pharmacy schools and other graduate schools – and that the Mount’s faculty support goes with them.

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