Scholars Academy students set to present at national meeting

Scholars Academy students set to present at national meeting

Published: June 4, 2013.

Two Scholars Academy students had their abstracts accepted for presentation at the upcoming National Collegiate Honors Council’s 2013 Annual Conference Nov. 6-10 in New Orleans, La. Junior Chemical Physics major Meghan Nichol and junior Elementary Education major Magdalena Jazowski will present the research they developed as members of the university’s honors program, Scholars Academy.

“We are proud of how these students are sharing their curiosity about the world and desire to study it in the spirit of critical inquiry,” commented Dr. Marne Bailey, director of the Lewis University Scholars Academy and assistant professor of biology.

Carol Stream resident Nichol, first place poster winner at the 2nd Annual Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship, will present her award-winning work “Evaluation of Mechanisms Relevant to the Chemical Mechanical Planarization of HDD Media.” Nichol was mentored by Dr. Jason Keleher, assistant professor of chemistry.

Lemont resident Jazowski will present a poster “Integrating iPads into the Math Curriculum.” The project is the result of a Scholars Academy Contract with Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio, assistant professor in the College of Education. Contracts are special Scholars Academy projects completed in general-education courses and/or courses in the major.

The Lewis University Scholars Academy is an honors program that is guided by inquiry, integration, dialogue and service. Activities include cultural and social experiences in the Chicago region, on-campus colloquia, meetings of the Honors Council of the Illinois Region and the National Collegiate Honors Council, service opportunities and study-abroad experiences.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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