Emmanuel Students Present at "Posters on the Hill"
April 26, 2010
Emmanuel chemistry students Abigail Clark '10 and Sean Nugent '10 were two of the 75 undergraduate students from more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide recently honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for their research achievements on April 13th. Clark and Nugent presented at the CUR's annual Posters on the Hill event on Capitol Hill and were accompanied by fellow students Michael Lynch '13 and Vy Nguyen '11.
"The 2010 Posters on the Hill program showcases not only the very impressive accomplishments of individual students, but also the tremendous potential of undergraduate research for producing breakthrough discoveries as well as encouraging careers in STEM," said Nancy Hensel, executive officer of CUR.
Each student selected by the Council, including Clark and Nugent, presented his or her research, displayed on posters, to the members of Congress, congressional staff members, federal government officials and others in attendance. During their visit to D.C., Clark, Nugent, Lynch, Nguyen and their faculty sponsors, Associate Professor of Chemistry Faina Ryvkin and Dean of Arts and Sciences Bill Leonard, also met with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, Senator Scott Brown and Congressman Michael Capuano, as well as Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Judd Gregg, and Congressman Paul Hodes of New Hampshire.
During their stay in the nation's capital from April 11th until April 14th, the Emmanuel representatives had a chance to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History.
"It was an honor to participate in such a prestigious event," said Leonard. "Our students, under the direction of their faculty advisor, have conducted cutting-edge research. It was great to have their research acknowledged by the Council on Undergraduate Research."
The Council on Undergraduate Research supports faculty development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Nearly 600 institutions and over 5,000 individuals belong to CUR. CUR believes that the best way to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for a discipline is through research in close collaboration with faculty members.
To learn more about the CUR Posters on Hill program click here.