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UVI STUDENTS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY

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Nadine Noorhasan, a senior at the University of the Virgin Islands, received second place
recognition for a technical paper she presented during the National Technical Association's Conference Nov. 4 through Nov. 6.
Noorhasan, a chemistry major, and Harvey Samuels, a senior mathematics major at
UVI, were two of nine undergraduate scholars who presented and defended their research
papers during the conference. Noorhasan and Samuels are members of the HBCU Student
Researchers Consortium.
Noorhasan's paper, "Optimizing Seed Germination for Spaceflight," showed that an
increase in carbon dioxide had no negative effect on the growth rate of plant seedlings.
Samuels' paper, "Predicting Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons," evaluated the link
between air pollution induced by diesel fuel emissions and incidences of asthma.
In addition to Noorhasan and Samuels, scholars from Lane College, Norfolk State University, Southern University, Talladega College and Texas Southern University represented the HBCU Student Researchers Consortium. Participation in the HBCU Student Researchers Consortium is administered by Minority Access Inc. and funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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