Miller Place High School graduate and SUNY Oswego senior Danielle Citro's scholarly paper has been accepted by the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, making her eligible to present her findings at the organization's 27th conference, April 11 to 13 at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Citro's paper, titled "Period-Luminosity Relations for Small Magellanic Cloud Cepheid Based on AKARI Archival Data," was done under the mentorship of Shashi Kanbur, professor of physics at SUNY Oswego. The work advances understanding of Cepheid variable stars and their role in informing the size-scale of the universe.
"Chosen from more than 3,500 submissions, your abstract demonstrates a unique contribution to your field of study and we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to present your work to your peers, faculty, and staff from around the world," the abstract review committee wrote to Citro.
According to the NCUR website, students from more than 300 institutions and representing nearly all academic disciplines will make presentations at the conference, with attendance expected to exceed 3,000 students, faculty mentors and administrators.