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Summer is More Than Beach and Sun for Scranton Students

Summer is More Than Beach and Sun for Scranton Students
Julia Dolan was among the more than 100 Scranton students who traveled to 10 different locations throughout Central and South America for service trips this summer.

• Students completed prestigious internships over the summer in 2014, including spots with Goldman Sachs, IBM and selection to a highly competitive research experience offered by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. Brittany Boribong, a senior biomathematics major from Pataskala, Ohio, was one of 18 undergraduates nationwide selected for the eight-week research experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she worked with two other students on a research project they designed, entitled “A Meta-Analysis of Coastal Populations Genetic Diversity of Species Throughout Their Range.” Read more here

• Six students received president’s fellowships for summer research. The president’s fellowship is a mentorship program that allows students to participate in research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students worked on research ranging from “A Green Approach to Oxazole Synthesis” to “The Effects of Hypoxia and Hyperoxia on the Morphology of the Cytoskeleton of Neuronal Retina.” Read more here

• More than 100 students traveled throughout the Western Hemisphere for service trips. Students traveled to 10 different locations throughout Central and South America for service trips to help impoverished people. Service trips included a group that spent a week building a home for a family of three in the town of La Herradura, Dominican Republic, and eight women students who traveled to Mexico to spend two weeks living with girls of the Yolia Project, a home for at-risk children and teens. Read more here.

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