Celebrating Student Research: The SURE Program

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By Tori Kuhr

Mount students, ranging from sophomores to seniors, presented the research they completed from the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program to their college community on Sept. 27.

The research spanned from creating a math garden at Bishop Dunn Memorial School that promotes a new way of educating to creating a brochure on how families can better understand a loved one’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

The symposium highlighted the long hours students spent in the lab, behind the computer, out in the field and submerged in the community. It proved students are more likely to learn and be interested in research by interacting with peers who have been through it.

Keynote speaker Scot Rademaker, chair and assistant professor in the Division of Education at the College of New Rochelle, presented a talk on “Know Thy Selfie: Endeavoring to Research with Reason and Produce with Passion in Academia and Beyond.”

The night ended with a catered dinner for the student researchers and their mentors to honor their well earned research accomplishments.