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UVI Announces Research Day Winners

The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winning students of the 5th annual UVI Research Day.

The Office of Research and Public Service and the Eastern Caribbean Center hosted the event in April on the St. Thomas Campus and Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix as an open forum for students, faculty, and staff to discuss a myriad of topics that affect the community. Each research presentation involved a poster display and invited discussion about a specific topic.

Genique Nicholas emerged as the Research Day winner on UVI’s Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Nicolas, an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry, presented “Antioxidant Activity in Fresh Herbs.” This research involved the best source of antioxidants in fresh herbs which can be used to prevent degenerative ailments including cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.