School of Environmental & Sustainability Sciences
Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year 2017
Naomi is a senior, majoring in sustainability science. She works on multiple research projects while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, placing her in the top 1% of students at Kean. Naomi shows enthusiasm for all subjects and has remarkable skills in math, logical reasoning, reading and writing, often taking a leadership role in group projects.
Naomi has been a well-disciplined and self-motivated researcher on her research team and often works creatively in many research projects. In summer 2016, Naomi went to Central China Normal University (CCNU) to work on a project to examine the water quality in local farms and evaluate water quality changes caused by agriculture activities in China. Naomi created the plan to collect water samples and took the lead in preparing labs and testing samples. She also proposed to compare monoculture and polyculture farming techniques as one of her research objectives.
Naomi presented her research at the 2016 Research Days at Kean with classmate Jessica Frago and was selected as the winner of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Kean University Chapter 2016 Student Paper and Project Contest. The project was also selected by the NJ Tech Council to present in the Summer Intern Research Program Presentations in Philadelphia. In 2015 she participated in the Research and Technology Colloquium at Kean.
Having already published in a professional journal and with two manuscript in progress, Naomi continuously shows a dedication to her research. She presented “Life Cycle Assessment of Bottled Water: A Case Study of Green2O Products” at the New Jersey Tech Life Science Summer Symposium in 2016.
Her strong analytic ability, attention to details, open-mindedness and strong commitment to work have made Naomi a highly regarded research partner to Dr. Mu.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to name Naomi Horowitz as Kean Univerity’s Undergraduate Student Researcher of the Year for 2017!