Student researchers attended the 15th annual S.T.E.M. Symposium at Barry University, April 21. Each student presented their findings to professors in a poster session and were given the opportunity to network with professionals and undergraduate researchers from the university.
Projects were judged by two college professors who provided in-depth feedback. Undergraduate and graduate Barry students also presented their research, with their work on display for the high schoolers to observe.
Following the poster presentations, Heritage students also had the opportunity to tour the laboratories at the university, including a lab specialized in zebrafish and other freshwater organisms. Dr. Anjali Tripathi, an astrophysicist and current NASA researcher, also gave a presentation centered around the current research regarding space and NASA’s next steps for exploration.
Three Heritage students took home the top-three awards, along with one honorable mention. Juniors Melodi Fugate, Malcolm Owusu and Amara Okpala won the top three awards, and junior Ellaheh Gohari received the honorable mention.