Honors Students Awarded Research AssistantshipsJanuary 31, 2006
GLASSBORO ? The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Program recently awarded six Rowan University students paid research assistantships. Under research assistantships, students select a topic and conduct independent research guided by a faculty advisor. All research assistants will present their findings at the annual Thomas N. Bantivoglio Spring Reception.
The following have been selected:
? Kelly Castano, of Woolwich Township, is a junior biological science major. Kelly is studying late adenoviral transcription via a repressing mechanism under the guidance of Dr. Christina Iftode.
? Lyndsy Castano, of Woolwich Township, is a junior biological science major. She is developing a multi-parameter instrument for monitoring water quality and pollution. She will be working with Drs. Pat Mosto and Courtney Richmond.
? Melissa Jung, of Cinnaminson, is a senior psychology major. She will be trained to use the NJ Substance Abuse Monitoring System and will work with Dr. Mary Louise Kerwin.
? John Minardi, of Audubon, is a junior radio/TV/film major. He is researching and creating a documentary about the career of Hugh Douglas as a Philadelphia Eagle under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Bierman.
? Matthew Pavelchak, of Andover, is a sophomore civil engineering major. He is working with Dr. Demond Miller on a project titled "Disasters: The Government's Administration of Domestic Response." The research will focus on the role of President Bush's administration's response to Hurricane Katrina and its impact on future policy.
? Lucas Willis, of Bellmawr, is a sophomore physics and math major. He is constructing a magneto-optical trap to analyze electrons in ultra-cold plasmas under the supervision of Dr. Michael J. Lim.