Student Research Panel
- Thinking about taking on a research project?
- Want to know the benefits to your resume and career?
- Can't figure out how to find a research mentor?
This panel discussion include Montclair State student researchers and a representative for the University's Office of Research & Sponsored Programs.
Where And When
- Monday, September 28
- 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
- CELS Building, Room 207
- Open to all students
What Will I Get?
- Become An Expert: By engaging in research as a student you can better understand the research you are learning about in class and publications. This type of specialization can benefit you in your future classes or career.
- Connections With Your Faculty: Many of our faculty are very passionate about their research. Getting involved in a faculty members research program will not only bring you close the faculty member, but you might also learn the skills needed to be a successful scientific writer or data analyst.
- Advance Your Career: You might discover your passion for research and the benefits of continuing research through graduate school or faculty position. The techniques you learn in being a student research can transfer to virtually any other field.
About The Panel
If you are not sure how to get involved in research, we can answer your questions. This panel of students has been through it all and will be able to answer your questions, such as:
- How they decided on their research and design
- How to find funding for research
- Who can help you with your research on campus
- Picking a faculty research mentor
About The Student Panelists
Jason McManus, Mathematics Education, CSAM
Jason McManus researches topics related to undergraduate mathematics education and teacher preparation. Through Montclair State University's research assistant fellowship, he has worked with several programs, including Newark Public School's Race to the Top program for middle school math teachers and the Wipro Science Education Fellowship for science teacher leadership.
Margaret Nicholas-Alexander, Public Health, CEHS
Margaret Nicholas-Alexander recently completed her Master of Public Health in Community Health Education at Montclair State University (MSU). During her time at MSU, Ms. Nicholas-Alexander worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS), where she participated in the evaluation of a variety of programs, including a statewide obesity prevention grant program and a local aging in place initiative.
Adriana Messyasz, Biology, CSAM
With her mentor Dr. Lisa Hazard, Adriana is conducting research on a disease called Ranavirus which has been causing massive die-off’s of amphibians in New Jersey. They want to know if certain environmental conditions correlate with the presence and prevalence of the disease. This research is being funded by the CSAM Science Honors Innovation Program (SHIP), MSU PSE&G Institute for Sustainability Studies, and NJ DEP Conserve Wildlife Matching Fund. She has presented her research at the Student Research Symposium and will present more current findings at the annual meeting of The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in January 2016.