April 12, 2016 ALL

Three Top ECSC Awards for JCU Neuroscience Students

At the 70th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) held at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts on April 2, Jacob Musiol received an Award of Excellence for a Research Paper in Psychology. In addition, Stephen Politano received an award for the Outstanding Poster Presentation in Biochemistry and Samantha Stein received an award for the Outstanding Poster Presentation in Physiology.

The manuscript and posters were a culmination of an independent research project, which is a component of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Concentration at John Carroll University. Faculty judges from various universities and research institutions in the Eastern section of the country evaluated all research. There were over three hundred fifty participants from approximately twenty-five colleges or universities at the conference.

ECSC is the oldest undergraduate research conference in the United States. For 29 consecutive years, neuroscience students of Drs. Murphy and Wideman have received Excellence/Outstanding Awards for research in Biology, Chemistry and/or Psychology at the ECSC. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Concentration involves students who major in Biology, Chemistry, or Psychological Science.