Biological Sciences Students Earn Awards at Three Competitions

The Center for Water and Society World Water Day poster competition was held Tuesday, March 22. Awards were made in two categories: Original Research (presentation of thesis or project research) and Coursework/Informational (presentation of coursework or literature-based research). Following are the awards and recipients.

Original Research Category

First place ($250): Danielle Haak (Biological Sciences), "Impact of Copper Mine Tailings on Survival and Early Development of Lake Sturgeon and Lake Trout near Gay, Michigan"
Second place ($150): Jonathan Ebel (Biological Sciences), "Biofilm Response to Nutrient Mitigation Using Salmon Carcass Analog in Central Idaho Streams"
Third place ($100 each): Three-way tie Jon Bontrager (Biological Sciences), "Natural Resource Damage Assessments and Damages Owed Following Large Oil Spills in Marine Environments"

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1st Place Presentation: Kefeng Li: “Multiple metal resistant bacteria from contaminated torch lake sediment promote metal accumulation and plant growth”

The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center announced award recipients of the Seventh Annual ESC/BRC Student Research Forum, held March 25.

For the graduate students, two Grand Prize Awards, six Merit Awards and two Honorable Mention Awards were presented. They were selected from among the 42 posters and abstracts submitted by graduate students conducting research related to ecology, the environment and biotechnology at Michigan Tech. New this year was a separate undergraduate research division with 9 submissions. For the undergraduate students, each center awarded a grand prize winner.

Ecosystem Science Center Graduate Research

$100 Merit Awards:

Meagan L. Harless (Biological Sciences) for “Sublethal Effects of Road Salt (NaCl) Exposure on the Survival and Growth of Larval Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvatica) “; Advisor: Casey Huckins.

Biotechnology Research Center

$100 Merit Awards:

Surendar Reddy Dhadi (Biological Sciences) for “Functional Analysis of Bidirectional Promoters in Rice”, Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika

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