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For students enrolled in classes where research is incorporated into the curriculum, the opportunities to experience the different aspects of scientific investigations are many. From going to the field to collect samples, extracting DNA in the lab, analyzing the data, to attending meetings and symposia to present their results, all are part of what scientists do.
Marwah Wilson, Sandy Soler, Meghan Pierce and Laura Vimos at the 2019 SUNY-CUNY Undergraduate Research Conference
General Biology Students presented two posters at the SUNY/CUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, in April 2019, Farmingdale State College
Meghan Pierce, Laura Vimos, Marwah Wilson and Sandy Soler SURC Undergrad Research Conf April 2019
Going to a large research meeting is a great experience where students not only present their work, but also meet students and faculty from other colleges and can exchange experiences.
Marwah Wilson and Sandy Soler at the 2019 SURC
General Biology students Marwah Wilson and Sandy Soler at the 2019 SURC meeting presenting their poster “A Comparative Study on the Effect of Water Quality and Bacterial Growth in an Estuary”
Cell and DNA isolation
Students in General Biology learn proper use of tools and techniques used to isolated cells and DNA.
General Biology Students puryfing DNA
Students in General Biology Laboratory work on a semester long project where they characterize some of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water samples from East River and Oyster Bay. Here students are extracting DNA from the water samples in order to characterize the microbiome of the water samples.
Christine Silva presents her “Avalanche Model” research project
Third Annual Mini Symposium “Physics: the Final Frontier”, Fall 2018. In this project LaGuardia students Christine Silva and Ekaterina Arslanbaeva developed and completely solved a mathematical model that describes motion of avalanche in N-dimensions.
Karan Kumar and Peter Andonov describe their Cosmic Ray Detector experiment
Third Annual Mini Symposium “Physics: the Final Frontier”, Fall 2018. LaGuardia students Karan Kumar and Peter Andonov present their experimental research on measurement of the muon mean lifetime. During the experiment Karan and Peter collected about 7,000 muon decays with the total detector runtime of about 60 hours.
Joshua Burdon explains how to calculate nuclear size corrections to the atomic energy levels
Third Annual Mini Symposium “Physics: the Final Frontier”, Fall 2018. LaGuardia student Joshua Burdon studied the corrections to the atomic energy levels due to the finite size of the atomic nucleus.
CCURI 2017 Colloquim, Sarah Jankowski and Sakina Makwana
From left to right, students Sarah Jankowski and Sakina Makwana, with their poster “Impact of water quality on bacterial diversity in the Long Island sound revealed by metagenomics”. CCURY Fall 2017 Colloquium on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1st, in Austin, Texas. Sarah and Sakina won the award for best poster presentation.
CCURI 2017 Colloquim, Dr. Maria Entezari, Sarah Jankowski, Sakina Makwana, Dr. Lucia Fuentes
Students Sarah Jankowski and Sakina Makwana with their mentors Dr. Maria Entezari and Dr. Lucia Fuentes traveled to Austin, Texas, where they gave an oral presentation and a poster presentation at the 2017 CCURI Annual Meeting. Sarah and Sakina won the “best poster award” out of over fifty posters from around the country.
LaGuardia 2017 Research Symposium
Faculty and students at the Research Symposium May 3rd 2017
Farmer’s Market vs Supermarket Produce Microbiome
Environmental Microbiology - Specimen Isolation by Microbiology student. Students isolated, characterized and identify organisms using traditional and molecular identification methods. They compared which type of produce among organic and supermarket purchased would have the greatest diversity of Microbes
Authentic Research Experience in Microbiology
Microbiology students collect samples from computer lab for characterization of microbiome.
Newtown Creek Microbiome Sample Collection
Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative - CCURI General Microbiology Newtown Creek Microbiome Sample Collection by General Microbiology students and faculty. The goal was for students to isolate, characterize and identify Newtown Creek bacterial species through microbiological lab techniques and molecular methods of identification and learn what type of organisms inhabit the superfund site.