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Martha Molinini has been chosen as a finalist at the Beacon 2009 Conference to be held June 5, 2009 at Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus in Takoma Park, Maryland. Best of Luck to Martha Molinini !!!


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Beacon Conference for Student Scholars Winner

Martha Molinini, OCC engineering student

Martha Molinini, Beacon 2008 WinnerMartha Molinini, one of our engineering students, entered a Physics paper entitled "Pendulums and Physical Reality" into the 2008 Beacon Competition. This competition is held annually among two year community colleges in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Of the 117 entries received from 17 different community colleges in 5 different states, Miss Molinini was chosen as one of three finalists to present her paper at the 2008 Conference. Her twenty minute Power Point presentation won her the top prize in the highly competitive Mathematics and Science category, earning her the title of 2008 Beacon Scholar, and being the first student from Ocean County College to win in this category. Her work will be published. Professor Neil Schiller was her faculty mentor.

Martha Molinini is one of Ocean County College's
finest and most exceptional student.
We are very proud of her !!!

Professor Neil Schiller, OCC Engineering Program

The Beacon Conference for Student Scholars at Two-Year Colleges was established in 1993 to recognize, celebrate, and showcase the achievements of outstanding two-year college students in academic research and writing. The conference creates an opportunity for faculty to mentor students as they begin their education at two-year colleges and showcases the work of outstanding students. The conference is held each year on the first Friday in June and students present their work in a wide range of disciplines.

Photo of Martha Molinini next to Hiering Science Building at Ocean County CollegeStudents work with mentors from their colleges to prepare and submit papers that demonstrate outstanding scholarship and originality. All submitted papers are read and the top three papers in each category are selected for presentation at the annual conference in June. Presentations at the conference are judged on originality and quality of research, written work, and the oral presentation. The judge for each category chooses an outstanding presenter.

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