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Senior Mehdi Husaini Places Second at National Collegiate Honors Council Research Conference

Four Monmouth Honors students presented their thesis research at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) 2019 conference in New Orleans from Nov. 8-10.

Mehdi Husaini, senior biology student, won second place in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics category for his poster, “Examining the Role of Fascin in Primary Brain Cancers.” This is Husaini’s second win at the national conference level under the tutelage of Kate Kubera, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.

Additional conference participants were Skylar Daley, senior English student; Angelica Pellone, junior interdisciplinary education major; and Chanell Singletary-Eskridge, junior psychology major. The acceptance rate of abstracts into this conference was 68%, with 398 students from around the country participating in total.

“The Honors School is extremely proud of the four Honors students who presented at the NCHC conference this year,” said Nancy Mezey, dean of the Honors School. “Having an abstract accepted, preparing posters and presentations, and actually presenting allow our students to showcase their excellent academic work and to represent Monmouth with such aplomb at a national meeting.”