Being Part of RIMS as Part of the Honors Program
By Nadia Aboley
While at Queensborough, I was introduced to the opportunity of conducting research by my biology professor Dr.Raji Subramaniam when she noticed that I had very good grades in her subject. I took the offer to join RIMS and conducted research on melanoma cells with Dr Regina Sullivan. It was a great experience that taught me so much and gave me the opportunity to participate in multiple conferences to present our work regionally and even nationally. I discovered other avenues by talking to other students during those meetings and I applied to conduct research at a summer internship program to be able to get more exposure to research in order to decide what I wanted to do in the future. I got accepted at this great summer program out of thousands of applicants nationally, I was proud to represent QCC there as I was the only student among the others that was coming from a community college. My background in research at QCC was so helpful in getting me through that summer program. It was intense work and required a lot of discipline. It made me meet great people and helped me choose what career I wanted to pursue in the future. Being an Honors student at QCC has opened so many doors and helped me get in programs that are highly ranked and quite competitive to get in. Doing extra work like the research programs offered at QCC are pathways to achieve one‘s dreams in the future. I am grateful I was part of the honor group at QCC and was able to take part of a few of the excellent programs that were offered to the students.