On Friday, June 4th the Science Research Program held its first annual science symposium in the fireplace room.
The symposium is a platform for the students in the program to present the projects they have worked so diligently to complete in the past year.
The symposium opened with a presentation by Dr. Nicole K. Davi a staff scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University's Tree-Ring Laboratory in Palisades, NY 10964. Dr. Davi was awarded her Ph. D in Physical Geography (Paleoclimatology) from the Department of Geography at Rutgers New Jersey. The presentation described her use of tree rings to trace the periods of drought that have impacted the nomadic peoples of Mongolia.