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Fordham Student’s Research Helps Expand Food Benefits for Community College Students

Fordham Student’s Research Helps Expand Food Benefits for Community College Students

A Fordham graduate student’s research is impacting policy around food benefits for young people. This fall in Arizona, advocates used a research report from Alexander Meyer, a Fordham student in the international political economy and development graduate program, to get the state to change its policy around SNAP benefits for community college students. During the …

20 in Their 20s: Diego Perez

20 in Their 20s: Diego Perez

A researcher seeks to advance regenerative medicine After graduating from Fordham College at Rose Hill in 2022 with a degree in integrative neuroscience, Diego Perez landed a spot in the Harvard Stem Cell Institute’s Camargo Lab, which focuses on adult stem cell biology, organ size regulation, and cancer. As a research assistant, one of the …

20 in Their 20s: David Adipietro

20 in Their 20s: David Adipietro

An Engineering Physics Majors Launches His Career at SpaceX Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, David Adipietro loved working on cars and wanted to pursue a career in automotive engineering, but he wasn’t sure how to get started. One day, while scrolling through a Facebook group for car enthusiasts, he had an idea. “I sent a …

‘Next-Generation Scientists’: Inside a Fordham Biochemistry Lab

‘Next-Generation Scientists’: Inside a Fordham Biochemistry Lab

For Emma Phan, a sophomore chemistry major, the summer was a chance to dive into her research project related to ALS, a neurodegenerative disease. With help from recent graduate Beatriz Goncalves, FCRH ’23, and her mentor Professor Ipsita Banerjee, Ph.D., Phan looked into how specific peptides—strings of amino acids—could potentially mitigate an enzyme that contributes …

With Time and Support, Summer Research Students Explore Their Interests

With Time and Support, Summer Research Students Explore Their Interests

More than 30 undergraduates at Fordham College Rose Hill just completed a summer full of research, mentorship, and exploration. The second annual FCRH Summer Research Program, which had its final presentations on August 1 and 3, provides its participants with a unique opportunity to dedicate the summer to a research project of their choosing. Students …

Fordham Adds Biochemistry Major to STEM Offerings

Fordham Adds Biochemistry Major to STEM Offerings

This summer, Fordham received approval for a new major in biochemistry from the New York State Department of Education. The major aims to help students combine biology and chemistry work to better understand the chemical processes that are the foundation of life. “Our body essentially is like a laboratory—you have chemical reactions going on 24/7,” …

Eels in the Bronx River, COVID’s Impact on Pregnancy, and More: Research Earns Scholars Statewide Awards

Eels in the Bronx River, COVID’s Impact on Pregnancy, and More: Research Earns Scholars Statewide Awards

Four students in Fordham’s College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) were recognized for their research at statewide student conferences this year.  CSTEP and STEP are programs that provide support to New York high school and college students from underrepresented backgrounds, including academic support and counseling, scholarships, and …

At Ars Nova Research Fair, Student Work Examines Social and Environmental Issues

At Ars Nova Research Fair, Student Work Examines Social and Environmental Issues

More than 35 students from a variety of disciplines in Fordham College at Lincoln Center presented their research at the annual Ars Nova fair on April 20, held in the 12th-Floor Lounge at the Lowenstein Center. Student presentations explored everything from new methods of environmental remediation to finding a welcoming queer, Arab community and analyzing …

‘Doing Good with Data’: Faculty and Students Present Research

‘Doing Good with Data’: Faculty and Students Present Research

Fordham faculty and students demonstrated how they’re using data to enhance medical research, examine the impact of social media, prevent AI “attackers,” and more at the “Doing Good with Data” symposium, held at the Law School on April 11. “It’s particularly exciting to see how data science is being used to enhance ethically informed and …

Professor Strengthens Artificial Intelligence in His Native Bangladesh

Professor Strengthens Artificial Intelligence in His Native Bangladesh

With a $2 million grant from the Bangladesh government, Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Ph.D., assistant professor in computer and information sciences at Fordham, is working to strengthen his native country’s ability to use artificial intelligence.  “Once the project is completed, it will give us a framework under which hundreds of researchers can build interesting AI models …

What Time Should School Really Start?

What Time Should School Really Start?

This year, California became the first state in the U.S. to implement legislation that delays school start times. However, schools across the nation are still split on the best time to begin school each morning.  Fordham psychology professor Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., the mother of two teenage students herself, said she wanted to know how much …

The Tecan EVO liquid-handling robot arrives at the Calder Center.