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Chemistry and the Environment
Students in Prof. Leri’s Chemistry and the Environment (CHEM/ENV 105) class take science into the NYC streets.
NYC: The Urban Ecosystem 2016
In our freshman seminar on New York City: The Urban Ecosystem, students travel all over the city to investigate science in the urban environment. Here are some of our photos from Fall 2016. Follow us on Instagram! @marymountecoseminar
Biology Senior Thesis Defense 2015
On May 20, 2015, two graduating students defended their senior theses in a public forum hosted by the Department of Natural Sciences.
If you live in New York City, avoiding dog feces on the sidewalk is an art form. But do fecal bacteria persist on the sidewalk after the feces are picked up? Can the bacteria transfer to your shoes? And to the indoors?
Professor of Chemistry Alessandra Leri, Ph.D., and Biology alumna Marjan Khan ’20 set out to answer these questions by quantifying the fecal pathogens enterococci and E. coli on New York City sidewalks, on shoe soles, and in the indoor environment.
Students in our Biology and Chemistry science labs this semester conduct experiments with remote “lab partners” in real time.