Sophomore Nicole Fitzgerald Earns NYIT Grant Award

 We are pleased announce that Nicole Fitzgerald have been selected for the Third Annual New York Institute of Technology Mini-Research Grant Award for her research proposal “Antibiotic Producers in Our Soil” with her mentor Cristina Manuel. Nicole’s proposal states, “Antibiotic resistance is a growing worldwide problem, as researchers are striving to find new anti-microbial agents. One common source is in soil, which contains microbes that fight other microbes. The aim of my science experiment was to collect and test soil samples from three major parks in Jersey City and identify potential antibiotic producers within the bacterial content.” The Grant Review committee determined her submission to have scientific merit and potential impact in the STEM fields, including health. We look forward to the conclusion of her grant research and submission.