Thursday, September 4, 2014

Students present at national biology conference

Dr. Debra Martin, βββ NC3 District director, attended the National Beta Beta Beta biennial convention that was hosted by Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania on June 3-8.

Also attending the meeting were four Saint Mary’s University students who were District Beta Beta Beta winners. Amy Spitzmueller ’14 presented a poster on “Heavy Metal Analysis of Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) from East Lake Winona”; Kristen Thelen ’14 presented a paper on “The effects of in utero atrazine exposure on the hematopoietic system and body mass in Mus musculus”; Katie Smith ’13 presented a poster on “The effects of in utero exposure to atrazine on the hematopoietic system in Mus musculus”; and Bridget Richardson ’13 presented a paper on “The antibacterial effect of the Goggle Sanitizer.”

Highlights of the meeting were interacting with fellow research students, visiting the Erie Zoo, biking and kayaking on Presque Isle, and visiting Niagara Falls.