Undergrad researchers

Students presenting Biology and Math research at a conference. They are Student Success Stories and members of STEM College at YSU.

’Mark Radetic, Tara Sansom and Emilie Hall

Seven Youngstown State University students were among more than 100 other undergraduates from around the country who presented at the third annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics this October.

The conference was hosted by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Fifty oral and poster presentations on research in mathematics and biology were presented by participants from 42 institutions in 20 states and Puerto Rico and Canada.

The YSU students who attended are part of a research program in Mathematical Biology and Undergraduate Research at YSU funded by a National Science Foundation grant. They include:

  • Sepideh Khavari of Howland, mathematics major.
  • Mark Radetic of Austintown, biology major.
  • Emilie Hall of East Liverpool, biology major.
  • Bradely Slabe of Austintown, mathematics major.
  • Bobby DeVita of McDonald, biology major.
  • Sam Jacobowitz of Syosset, N.Y., biology major.
  • Tara Sansom of Sandy Lake, Pa., biology major, mathematics minor.

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