S.T.E.M. 2010

S.T.E.M. 2010

The College of Arts and Sciences hosts the second annual S.T.E.M. Symposium

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted the second annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium (S.T.E.M. Symposium) which was sponsored by Barry University’s departments of Biology, Math and Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Physical Sciences and Sigma Xi. The event took place March 26 in Andreas room 111 and more than 250 people were in attendance.

The second annual S.T.E.M Research Symposium is aimed at engaging the Barry community to learn about ongoing discoveries within S.T.E.M. disciplines. Undergraduate students from Barry University, St. Thomas University and Miami-Dade College present posters related to their research accomplishments conducted in Biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.

There were 45 posters and all presenters were competing for cash prices and after a difficult process of judging from the 22 judges from Barry’s College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional And Career Education, and St. Thomas University’s School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management there were two first place winners with a prize of $150, a third place winner with a prize of $50 and 4 honorary winners with a cash prize of $30.

1st Place $150.00

Poster #5 Jonothan Colón1, Zachary Mackey2, and James McKerrow2 (1Department of Biology, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL; 2University of California, San Francisco, CA) Identification of potential drug targets for the treatment of Human African Trypanosomiasis.

1st Place $150.00

Poster # 32 Joao Luna1, Zuzana Zajickova1, and Frantisek Svec2 (1Department of Physical Sciences, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL; 2The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA) Separation of alkylbenzenes by monolithic silica capillary column modified with pentafluoropropyl methacrylate via single step photografting.

3rd Place $50.00

Poster # 37 Emir Rubi1, Zuzana Zajickova1, and Frantisek Svec2 (1Department of Physical Sciences, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL; 2The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA) Alumina-based monolithic capillaries.

Four honorary prizes of $30.00 were also won

During the event, representatives from clubs associated with the sciences also presented and provided information about memberships and ongoing activities.

The second annual S.T.E.M. research symposium pamphlet can be downloaded in PDF format.