Area residents earn SUNY Oswego summer research positions

OSWEGO, NY – Several area residents who were SUNY Oswego freshmen and sophomores worked with faculty members this summer on research projects, thanks to funding provided by the National Science Foundation’s STEM Talent Expansion Program (NSF STEP), designed to encourage students to stay with majors in science, technology, engineering or math.

Ilayda Kelley of Patrick Road in Hannibal, a chemistry major, worked as a freshman with faculty member Vadoud Niri on a project titled “Application of Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Extraction Coupled to Gas Chromatography for Analyzing Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water”; she earned a stipend supported by the NSF grant.

Maxim Sokolovsky of Downey Drive in Oswego, a computer science major, worked as a sophomore with faculty member Paul Leary on a project titled “Software Design with Max/MSP: From Concept to Completion”; he earned a stipend supported by the NSF grant.

SUNY Oswego is in the fourth year of a five-year $872,500 NSF STEP grant to encourage retention in the STEM majors by providing peer mentors in laboratories, tutors in key STEM courses, math-in-context instruction and a pre-college intensive summer math bridge camp, as well as opportunities for early summer research.

About SUNY Oswego

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2015, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2015 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2015 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

Kiplinger’s also named SUNY Oswego a 2015 Best Value College.

A 154-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

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