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CSTEP Students Participate in Annual Conference
Eight scholars in the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) presented their research at CSTEP’s 24th Annual Statewide Student Conference. The conference theme this year was “Journeys Beyond Excellence,” and was aimed at embodying the nearly 30 years of CSTEP programs.
The conference was attended by over 550 participants, representing more than 40 colleges and universities across New York State, with nearly 200 students presenting their research via oral presentation or poster. The conference took place April 8-10 in Lake George.
Kassidy Lundy (Physics, ’16), received an award for her research poster, “Exploring Kupffer’s Vesicle Through Self Propelled Particle Simulations.”
The eight scholars who participated in the conference were:
Ali Al Ali ’16
Topic: “Effects of varying concentrations of Cytochalasin B and amplitude output on the ultrasonic sensitivity of U937 and L1210 leukemia cells using low frequency ultrasound with 20kHz system”
Patrina Bailey ’16
Topic: “Laser Ignition Systems: CFD Simulation of Laser Induced Shockwave”
Stephen Benn (’17)
Topic: “Incorporation of Silver Nanoparticles in Electrospun Fiber Mats to Increase Antimicrobial Activity”
Category: Natural Sciences
Francisco Caamano (’16)
Topic: “Laser Extinction Measurement of Soot in Diffusion Flames”
Category: Physical Sciences
Jerry Gomez (’17)
Topic: “The Role of Conformational Transitions in Proteins Related to Prion and Parkinson’s Disease”
JiaJin Lei (’17)
Topic: “The Effect of Axial Tethering on Healthy and Diseased Arteries”
Kassidy Lundy (’16)
Topic: “Exploring Kupffer’s Vesicle Through Self Propelled Particle Simulations”
AWARD: Distinction (1st Place)
Cindy Xu (’16)
Topic: “Modification of Hemicellulose Production in Poplar”
Founded in 1986, CSTEP prepares students for successful careers in medicine, law, education, technology, engineering, healthcare, accounting and more. CSTEP is active in more than 50 colleges and universities across New York State, and supports students who are New York State residents and are among underrepresented populations in STEM and pre-licensure fields.
CSTEP is housed in the School of Education and is part of the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement. The annual conference is an opportunity for members of the CSTEP community to come together and share in the display of intellect, talent and creativity.