an e-newsletter for students and alumni of saint michael's biology department

       Volume 1, Issue 4
                                                            Spring 2009

Exploring Costa Rica
Ten students and two professors spend two weeks in Central America studying tropical ecology.
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  It's Elementary
Students in the Biology in Elementary Schools course design hands-on science lessons.
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  Presenting Local Research Nationally
Biology members discuss their Vermont EPSCoR Streams project at an ecology meeting in Texas.
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  On Teaching and Scholarship
Recent accomplishments achieved by faculty in the
Biology Department.
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  Molly Harrison '09
"Dental school is something Iíve been working towards for many years."
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  Nicholas Robertson '09
"I came to Saint Mikeís with a plan to become an orthopedic surgeon."
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Dr. Tracy Romano '86
A look at her work in research and zoology at the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration.
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Matt Hadjun '05
Reflections on his work in Honduras and his current role as an elementary school teacher.
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We recently celebrated the commencement of the largest class of biology majors in the history of the college. In honor of this class, I will devote my message to pointing out some of their accomplishments and plans for the future.

Four biology seniors were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this year (Matthew Alexander, Molly Harrison, Erica Masi and Mike Proffitt); three biology seniors were inducted last year, as juniors, (Megan Denardo, Erin Doyle, and Paul Jarvis) for a total of seven biology seniors earning this honor




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