Honors student Nowrin Nisa stars at national science research conference

Nowrin Nisa, an Honors student at The City College of New York majoring in psychology, was a winner at the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference with her presentation on Covid-19.

Mentored by associate medical professor Erica Lubetkin of the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY, Nisa was recognized for her research and paper entitled: “Exploring the Effects of COVID-19 on Employees at Community- Based Organizations Serving Upper Manhattan." She was awarded the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference Presentation Award.
Nisa, a senior, is pursuing a double minor in chemistry and biology (premed). She’s also in the City College Academy for Professional Preparation (CCAPP) program. CCAPP is sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented under-represented students pursuing STEM and health-related fields, to address the critical shortage of these students in those disciplines. 

The SACNAS conference attracts more than 4,000 students and professionals and features both undergraduate and graduate student presentations. It includes a Graduate School & Career Expo Hall where students interact with 304 exhibitors representing colleges and universities across the nation. This year, 870 posters and oral presentations were delivered at the conference. 

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