Scientific research conducted by nearly 100 Purchase College students will be showcased at the 29th Annual Natural & Social Sciences Research Symposium on Saturday, April 24..
The program will run from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Natural Science Building on the Purchase College campus. This is the largest scientific meeting of its kind at Purchase since the symposium was first introduced.
Purchase is at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
The program represents the best of the science programs offered at Purchase College with undergrad students reporting on year-long research conducted collaboratively with senior science faculty members.
Topics to be presented this year include:
Movements of White Tailed Deer in a Suburban Ecosystem; Factors that Contribute to Coliform Levels in the Bronx River; Research on diseases that affect lobsters; Screening of mosses and lichens for their anti-fungal properties; Saltwater intrusion of Groundwater in New York City; Do the Poor Pay More?; Our Bodies: a Petri Dish for Profit?; Property Rights and Economic Development; Water Quality Assessment of Blind Brook and its Tributaries; Claw Morphology and Crushing Force of the Non-Native Asian Shore Crab; 2D Game Implementation; The World of Online Dating and the Objectification and Commodification of Emotion; Why Nobody Pays for Music Anymore: How the Internet has Affected Music Consumerism; Socialized Medicine versus Market-Based Medicine; A Comparative Study of Health Care; The Effects of Stress on Insight Problem Solving; Social Action Within Cancer Alley Louisiana.
Alumni will join seniors and faculty members for the presentation of original scientific research. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Call 914-251-6631 for information.
The symposium consists of concurrent sessions in anthropology, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, economics, math, computer science, political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, media, society & the arts.
Students describe their research during 15 minute oral presentations followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience. Other students participate in poster sessions, in which presenters display their research results with a combination of words, images and graphics.
Afterward, awards are presented to students for academic excellence, outstanding research and service to the School of Natural & Social Sciences.