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MVCC Graduate Takes Part in Summer Fellowship Program

Recent Mohawk Valley Community College graduate Nicole Salerno, of Deerfield, spent the summer working in the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program.

Salerno graduated from MVCC in May with a degree in Engineering Science. She and the other participants closed the program with a presentation at a scientific symposium, followed by an awards luncheon honoring the Summer Fellows.

The 10-week program allows students direct involvement in research projects under staff guidance in the fields of experimental cardiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and stem cell research, giving them an appreciation for how scientific problems pertaining to medical disease are approached and examined. They also get to experience the day-to-day running of a cutting-edge research facility. Upon completion of the program, students have knowledge and practical experience that will better prepare them for important career and educational decisions.

For more information about the Summer Fellowship Program, visit