A Busy May for Queensborough Students and Graduates Who Presented Their Research at the NY URS and Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS

Published: June 13, 2023

Eleven of the 19 Students who Presented on May 26 Graduated on June 2

It may have been the end of the spring semester, but Queensborough students' undergraduate research was still being conducted and their work was recognized throughout CUNY and beyond.

Seven Students represented Queensborough at the NY American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 6th at La Guardia Community College and recently seven others represented Queensborough at the CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Research celebration at BMCC.

Six Queensborough students will represent us at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, at the CUNY Graduate Center on June 9. They are:

  • Elijah Bernard (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)
  • Ho Martin Yuen (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)
  • Mariia Ihnatiuk (mentor: David Sarno)
  • Yen Yi Shak (mentor: David Sarno)
  • Hafiz Tariq (mentor: Sarbani Ghoshal)
  • Mehreen Mughal (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)

Seven students represented Queensborough at the CUNY-Wide UR celebration on May 31st at BMCC. They are:

  • Elijah Berard (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)
  • Ho Martin Yuen (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)
  • Hafiz Tariq (mentor: Sarbani Ghoshal)
  • Anna Liu (mentor: Monica Trujillo)
  • Shaniakay Williams (mentor: Mangala Tawde)
  • Fariya Chowdhury (mentor: Andrew Bulawa)
  • Yuantong (Tony) Luo (mentor: Jillian Bellovary)

Nineteen students represented us at the CUNY Research Scholars Program End-of-Year Symposium on May 26th at LAGCC. They are:

  • Arafat Akon (mentor: Esma Yildirim)
  • James Babo (mentor: Regina Sullivan)
  • *Elijah Bernard (mentors: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Michael
    Keating, Elizabeth Biddinger)
  • Nina Zabat Borja (mentor: Rex Taibu)
  • Ziyue Du (mentor: Michael DeMarco and Mark Zelcer)
  • Sean He (mentor: Yusuf Danisman)
  • *Martina Hove (mentor: Carolyn King)
  • Xiaolin Huang (mentor: Wenjian Liu)
  • Mariia Ihnatiuk (mentor: Professor David M. Sarno)
  • Anna Liu (mentor: Monica Trujillo)
  • Kaitlyn Murphy (mentor: Patrick Byers)
  • Valerie Muse (mentor: Rochelle Nelson)
  • Yaakoub Muslemani (mentor: Paul Marchese)
  • Chris Na (mentor: Andrew Nguyen)
  • Stephany Platero (mentor: Jody Resko)
  • Matthew Smith (mentor: Huixin Wu)
  • Maximillan Yam (mentor: Yusuf Daisman)
  • Yuanhong Yu (mentor: Zeynep Akcay Ozkan)
  • *Ho Martin Yuen (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)

*Best Presentation Award Recipients

Twelve of the CRSP student presenters graduated on June 2: 

  • Arafat Akon
  • James Babo
  • Nina Zabat Borja
  • Sean He
  • Xiaolin Huang
  • Mariia Ihnatiuk
  • Valerie Muse
  • Yaakoub Muslemani
  • Stephany Platero
  • Mathew Smith
  • Yuonhong Yu
  • Ho Martin Yuen

In addition,

Two Students presented at the 2023 Eastern Colleges Science Conference on April 1, at sacred Heart University, CT

Stephany Platero (mentor: Jody Resko)

Gabriel Fattakhov (mentor: Jody Resko)

One student presented at the CUNY Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Conference on March 30 at the CUNY Graduate Center

Stephany Platero (mentor: Jody Resko)

Two students presented at the Annual Statewide CSTEP conference on April 14-16 at The Sagamore on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY. They are:

  • *Ho Martin Yuen (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)
  • Elijah Bernard (mentor: Sharon Lall-Ramnarine)


Photos of all the events can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vwveszbatwdt5nd/AAADU5yB3CeT_O01RxHhdOF4a?dl=0

student presenting research at the at the NY URS and Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS


Contact:  Alice Doyle

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