Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Science in the Summertime at UVI

Approximately 20 UVI undergraduate students presented posters displaying the results of research they conducted this summer at the 10th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium held on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Friday, July 27. Also participating in the day were participants from UVI's Math Behind the Science summer bridge program. 

The symposium is part of UVI's continuing effort to promote excellence in learning by fostering students' research and communication skills in science and mathematics. Math Behind the Science is a six-week summer residential program for college-bound students. The activity was organized by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists program of UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics.

Photos of a few of the students are featured below. Click on any photo to see larger view.

Details are also available from the UVI website: News Release | Emerging Caribbean Scientists program

Math Behind the Science students with coordinator Alexia Mintos, right.

Junior biology majors Shamelle Farrington, left, and Thalia Lake, center, explain their study titled Developing a PCR protocol for the Greater Bulldog Bat in the Northern U.S. Virgin Islands to UVI Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management Dr. Angela Dikou. Other presenters and their poster presentations are visible in the background.
Darrell Mercer, a senior psychology major on the St. Thomas campus displays his findings to fellow symposium participant Nicole Etienne, a sophomore computer science major from Dominica who is also studying on St. Thomas. Mercer’s research is studying how college students select a major. Etienne’s project delves into data mining.
Anthonios Doliotis, a junior computer engineering major at UVI’s campus on St. Croix explains his team’s research to UVI staffer Moriah Jacobs. Doliotis and fellow St. Croix students Lynisha Farrell, Anthonio Forbes and Shelsa Marcel studied the relationship of water quality to bioluminescence in Salt River Bay and nearby Mangrove Lagoon.