Union Resident Presents Research Paper At University Honors Research Day

MADISON – On April 29, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, 24 seniors presented their Honors theses to faculty, parents, friends and students, and then attended a dinner given in their honor in Hennessy Hall, the former Vanderbilt-Twombly mansion located on the campus.

Melissa Lopes, a resident of Union, presented her research, “The Effects of Triclosan on the Development and Behavior of Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas). She is pictured with her mentor, James Salierno, faculty, of the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at FDU.


The University Honors Program offers gifted and motivated students the opportunity to pursue a course of study combining a broad liberal education with guided study in a major field.

Students are able to pursue specialized internships, to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City and New Jersey, and to undertake independent research and to prepare a senior honors thesis. Guided by a faculty mentor, the students focus on their honors thesis during their senior year and present their theses in April.

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