Immediate: November 29, 2018
Garden City, NY — NCC student Osatohanmwen Irowa, a resident of Hempstead, recently presented a poster about her project at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), held November 14-17 in Indianapolis. During the conference, more than 2,000 students from over 350 colleges and universities participated in poster and oral presentations in 12 STEM disciplines. (Download hi res photo)
Irowa, 18, is a second year biology major at NCC and an Honors student, as well as a member of the chemistry club. She graduated from Hempstead High School a year early, and last summer she participated in the prestigious Bridges to Baccalaureate program, which provides support to institutions to help students make transitions at a critical stage in their development as scientists; namely, the transition from a community college to a four-year baccalaureate program. Irowa plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Irowa completed a project on the ecology of two river systems in Westchester County. However, “It wasn’t only about presenting,” she said. “I was so impressed and inspired by the other students there, as well as the advisors. I would definitely recommend this program to other students,” she said. Her older sister, currently a senior at Stony Brook, also participated in Bridges to Baccalaureate and the ABRCMS.
Photo caption: NCC Student Osatohanmwen Irowa, who presented a poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.
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