Approximately 20 engineering and computer science students recently presented their summer research projects at the second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted by the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The program, launched by Dean Sina Rabbany to encourage collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students, was made possible in part by the financial support of three Hofstra alumni — Michael Delaney of the Boeing Company, Paul Saueracker of Minerals Technology, and Tom Sanzone of Black Knight Financial Services.
“Their support of these exceptional researchers is of immeasurable value to the students themselves and adds luster to all our educational endeavors,” Dean Rabbany said.
Students presented their findings on a wide range of research including the development of a material to shield cell phone users from radiation to investigating electrical stimulation of endothelial cells.
Many of the participating students are expected to continue their research projects throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with the goal of eventually presenting their work at a professional conference or publishing their findings in an academic journal.