Students from Westchester Community College and MERCY College participated in a 4-week Summer Research Academy Program. The WCC Students are part of the WCC/MERCY STEM Scholars Program which provides specialized guidance to support academic and professional success.
The program provides mentorship and research experiences to help WCC students succeed in STEM studies and prepare them for transition to a four-year college.
Under the guidance of Professor Margaret Eiden, WCC students studied and tracked invasive plant species in Westchester County. Their summer experience included guided tours of the Old Croton Aqueduct including the Keeper’s House in Dobbs Ferry, the Weir inside of the aqueduct and the Ossining Water treatment plant. In addition the group had interactive tours with the scientists who run the Herbarium, Native Plant Garden and Thain Forest at the New York Botanical Garden.