MSC undergraduates Sahana Simonetti and Zoe Hockenberry are in Puerto Rico this week, presenting their research and representing Northeastern at the annual conference of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). Sahana Simonetti is currently enrolled in Northeastern’s Three Seas Program, and is presenting the findings of her research from a summer 2018 REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) internship with Bigelow Labs for Ocean Sciences in Maine. Her summer research focused the impact of climate change on species interactions, particularly between a host and marine fungal pathogen. Sahana also recently received the Carl R. Muckenhoupt Scholarship, which recognizes students who “use their training in science to benefit the environment of the earth and the life upon it.”
Zoe Hockenberry, undergraduate at Barnard College of Columbia University, is sharing the results of her summer 2018 REU research with the MSC’s Helmuth lab. Her work examines how organisms in salt marshes are impacted by flood mitigation measures, due to associated changes in environmental conditions such as water temperature. Zoe will continue her work with the MSC while finishing up her capstone project, advised by Professor Brian Helmuth.
Congratulations to these students for their research and science communication efforts. Keep up the good work!