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Four WNY students earn awards at research conference


ELMIRA -- Four Western New York-area students attending Elmira College received awards at the 8th Annual Student Research Conference on May 10. More than 40 Elmira students, representing 10 disciplines and all class years, presented course projects and independent research conducted with faculty.

Cash prizes were awarded to standout papers in each of the research sessions and in each category of the poster sessions including natural sciences, social sciences, and applied research.

The academic writing session was comprised of four exemplary papers selected for presentation from the freshmen writing courses.

The following students were recognized:

  • Emma Miklinski of Lockport, Research Paper Session I - Second Prize
  • Elizabeth Dano of Rochester, Research Paper Session I - Second Prize
  • McKayla Sluga of Salamanca, Research Paper Session II - First Prize
  • Thomas Finnigan of Attica, Applied Research Poster - Second Prize

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, Phi Beta Kappa college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time mostly-residential students, and is the guardian of Quarry Farms where Mark Twain summered for decades and where he wrote many of his most iconic novels and is today a research center for visiting Twain scholars. The College has been ranked as a Best College in the Northeast by the Princeton Review and a Top Tier national liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked Elmira College as a leading college, nationally, for student internships. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited the Elmira College campus as 'picture postcard perfect.'