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       Spring 2010


Welcoming Dr. Adam Weaver
My goal is to assist students in achieving their potential.  Small class sizes at Saint Michael's College make this goal easier to attain.
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  Honor Among Biologists
We are proud to announce the installation of the Omicron Omicron Chapter of βββ, the Biology National Honor Society.

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  New Environmental Studies Program at Saint Michael's
The program encourages students to build on the holistic framework to shape their own investigations.....
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  Student researchers
We are pleased to host 19 funded student researchers on campus for summer 2010.
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  Students funded by Hartnett Endowment
Biology juniors Jason Bergland and Anna Gauthier have been funded to conduct summer research.
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  Biology Department on Youtube
Recently produced video highlighting the Biology Department.
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  Gregory Keefe '10
"As a student in Genetics, I became very interested in a phenomenon known as Transcription Associated Mutation."
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  Stephanie Sayward '10
"My experience as a biology major has helped me prepare for my future as a science teacher."
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  Dr. Richard Centore '03
When I first learned about DNA and the genetic code in middle school, I was fascinated by...
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Dr. Cynthia Leclerc Turcotte '93
In my current position, I lead a team of 12 scientists .....
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In this edition of our newsletter, we celebrate....




April 24, 2010
Lake Champlain Research Consortium Student Symposium 
SUNY Plattsburgh
Alex Miller '10 and Brian Cunningham '09 will present their research projects

April 25-27, 2010
66th Annual Northeastern Fish and Wildlife Association Conference
Newton, MA
Alex Miller and Prof. Facey will present: Diet selectivity of White Perch (Morone americana) in Lake Champlain

April 29, 2010
Vermont Sigma Xi induction dinner
Poster Session: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Saint Michael's College Pomerleau Center
Special talk presented by: Dr. Tomi Sawyer: Transformational Science, Technology and Medicine

April 30, 2010
The Symposium
All-day and evening, campus-wide event celebrating student scholarship
Students will give oral presentations, posters, performances, and artistic displays.

June 1-4, 2010
VT EPSCoR Streams Project UG Training
Saint Michael's college campus
Undergraduate students from several colleges and universities will be trained in field and laboratory techniques

June 7-8, 2010
Lake Champlain Basin Research Conference 
UVM; Davis Center
Doug Facey co-hosting

June 28-July 2, 2010
VT EPSCoR Streams Project High School Training
Saint Michael's college campus
Research teams from 21 high schools will converge on our dorms, labs, and field sites. Undergraduate students will serve in leadership roles in training the teams.


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