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Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day

At Notre Dame of Maryland University, one of the hallmarks of our rich educational environment is the opportunity for students to participate in research in their fields of interest. Notre Dame students perform in concerts, exhibit original art, create poster presentations to describe scientific research, and analyze poetry in literary papers. Faculty members mentor and at times collaborate in the development of these projects.

On April 22, Fourier become a space for papers to be presented, songs to be performed, and posters to be explained. Students in any of the University's divisions were eligible to submit a proposal online. This student research forum is named to honor Dr. Nancy Kreiter, an associate professor of biology who was a strong advocate for undergraduate research. In fact, she was part of a faculty task force in the spring of 2007 that explored ways students and faculty could develop and deepen opportunities for student research. Initiating a forum to share student research was one of their suggestions.

The Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day concluded with a celebration, complete with music and awards for the best presentations in each of the divisions.

Research Day 2016 Awards


ScienceEsther Apraku Bondzie
Nursing Care: Ria Smith
Healthcare: Sarah Arafat
Technology, Math & Environment: Gabrielle Jacobson


Session 2 & 3 (Traditional Presentations): Katie Ketter
Session 4 (Postcolonial Literature): Lauren Santi
Session 5 (Art Exhibits): Summara Abaid

Grand Prizes

Poster: Marie Angele Messou
Presentation: Micah Castelo
Art Exhibit: Emily Hurd