Marymount Manhattan’s first virtual Honors Day Colloquium took place on April 13, 2021. Students in the Natural Sciences delivered six presentations on a variety of topics in urban ecology, environmental health, and chemical biology.
The following students were mentored by Assistant Professor of Biology Matthew Lundquist:
Elizabeth Scott ’22: Ecological Function of Urban Rooftop Garden as a Green Roof in New York City
Martha Madrid ’21: Impact of Public Transportation on Urban Green Space Distribution and Access in New York City
The following students were mentored by Professor of Chemistry Alessandra Leri:
Marjan Khan ’20: Quantification of Fecal Indicator Bacteria on NYC Sidewalks and Evaluation of Transfer to the Indoor Environment
Gianna O’Connor ’21: Quantitative Correlations of Severe Covid-19 Effects and Markers of Environmental Racism by New York City Neighborhood
The following students were mentored by Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Benedetta Sampoli Benitez:
Paula Schneider (post-bac): Molecular Dynamics Studies of DNA Polymerase Kappa
Elijah Castro ’21: Pol IV DinB: Molecular Dynamics
At the Awards Ceremony, Elizabeth Scott ’21 was presented with the Alumni Association Award, Marjan Khan ’20 was presented with the Student-Faculty Collaboration Award, and Gianna O’Connor ’21 won honorable mention for the Dean’s Award of Excellence.
Congratulations to all of our student presenters!