Arianna and Ava at Brock

Niagara Catholic Students Breaking Ground in Science

Congratulations to the Niagara Catholic students for their outstanding presentations during Brock University’s Science Mentorship Symposium on February 1.

The symposium gives students who have participated in the Brock University Science Mentorship Program since the fall an opportunity to showcase their research projects, done under the guidance of Brock professors. It’s an outstanding opportunity for those who want to pursue careers in science to do advanced work in a university setting.

Six Niagara Catholic students participated in the event:

Arianna Paolone – Grade 12, Denis Morris Catholic High School, under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl McCormick, Department of Psychology (Effects of Social Instability Stress on Reward Preference in Long-Evans Rats)

Ava Naphin – Grade 12 Denis Morris Catholic High School, under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Richards, Department of Biological Sciences (Exploring the Diversity of Wild Bee Species in the Niagara Region)

Grant Booth – Grade 12, Saint Paul Catholic High School, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Cheung, Department of Kinesiology (The Paradoxical Wonders of Cold-Induced Vasodilation)

Mackenzie Smith – Grade 12, Saint Michael Catholic High School, under the supervision of Dr. Frank Fruten, Department of Earth Sciences (Examination of Remnants of Faults in Valles Maneris, Mars)

Maria Conversano – Grade 12, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, under the supervision of Dr. Caitlin Mahy, Department of Psychology (Children’s Saving Behaviour)

Sam Nolan – Grade 12, Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School, under the supervision of Dr. Georgii Nikonov, Department of Chemistry (Synthesis of NacNacAl and its Coupling Chemistry)

We have photos of Arianna, Ava and Mackenzie to share, but we’re super proud of all of you!

Arianna and Ava at Brock
Arianna Paolone and Ava Naphin at the Brock Science Mentorship Symposium
Mackenzie Smith
Mackenzie Smith at the Brock Science Mentorship Symposium
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