Students Win Award at Research Society Meeting

Seven SMCM biology majors presented their research at the Spring Meeting of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons over the weekend of April 9.

They were among the 30 students from New York to North Carolina who gave either oral or poster presentations. Students who presented were: Maddie Gillis, Elizabeth Lee, Amanda Liebrecht, Chelsea McGlynn, Erika Schmitt, Katie Studholme and Mike Studivan.

Chelsea McGlynn won the Best Undergraduate Presentation for: “The Effect of Claw Characteristics on the Interactions of Male-Red-jointed Fiddler Crabs (Uca minax)”, and Amanda Liebrecht won the Best Undergraduate Poster for her work: “Are Salicylic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide Involved in Zostera marina Defense Against Wasting Disease?”

Advisors and professors Chris Tanner and Bob Paul, from the Biology Department, also attended the meetings.


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