Shanique Service, Carley McMullen, Rene Hoover, Elaine Militello and Christian Domin were recognized for the outstanding quality of their scientific research at this year's Eastern Colleges Science Conference. Awardees not pictured: Christian Domin and Matthew Michienzi.

Twenty-nine students from Niagara University’s departments of biology, chemistry and psychology attended the 72nd annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) on April 21 at Ithaca College.

Seven of the students earned awards of excellence from the judges based on the scientific merit of their research presentations and posters:

  • Senior biology major and NUSURF student Christian Domin
  • Senior biology major Shanique Service
  • Junior biology majors Rene Hoover, Carley McMullen and Elaine Militello
  • Senior Honors biochemistry student Matthew Michienzi
  • Psychology majors Brian McGuire and Sara Vogel

The conference was attended by 17 colleges and universities, with more than 400 researchers participating in platform presentations and poster sessions. 

Since 1947, the Eastern Colleges Science Conference has provided a forum for undergraduates to present their empirical research in the natural, behavioral, and social sciences, computer science, mathematics, and engineering, using the general format of a professional meeting. Students may give platform (oral) presentations, poster presentations, and/or full-length papers. A student who submits a full-length paper must also present either a platform talk or a poster. According to the ECSC website, a major benefit of this conference is the opportunity not only to present one’s research in a scientific setting but also to learn as much as possible from others.

Niagara University hosted the conference in 2008 and 2015.

Twenty-nine NU students attended this year's Eastern Colleges Science Conference

Twenty-nine NU students attended this year's Eastern Colleges Science Conference

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