At the 72nd Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) held at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York on April 21, 2018, four Neuroscience Concentration students received award plaques for their research project manuscripts.

JCU Award Winners at the 2018 ECSC Conference

– Madelyn Pierce received an Award of Excellence for a Research Paper and an Award of Excellence for a Poster Presentation in Psychology.

– Emilie Christie received an Award of Excellence for a Research Paper and an Award of Excellence for a Poster Presentation in Cell and Molecular Biology.

– Alison Swift received an Award of Excellence for a Research Paper in Physiology.

– Anastasiya Kalinina received an Award of Excellence for a Research Paper and an Award of Excellence for a Poster Presentation in Health Science.

For judging purposes of the manuscripts, student and institutional names were deleted (“blind review”) so that evaluators would not be prejudiced by the gender of the author or by the institution in which the research was conducted. The manuscript and poster were a culmination of an independent research project, which is a component of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Concentration at John Carroll University. Faculty judges from various universities and research institutions in the Eastern section of the country evaluated all research. There were over four hundred participants at the conference.

ECSC is the oldest undergraduate research conference in the United States. For 31 consecutive years, neuroscience students of Drs. Murphy and Wideman have received Excellence/Outstanding Awards for research in Biology, Chemistry and/or Psychology at the ECSC. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Concentration at JCU involves students who major in Biology, Chemistry, or Psychology.

Posted on April 27, 2018
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