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Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students

Tuesday April 20, 2021

Environmental and Geographic Studies

Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems are two fields that are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. These projects and presentations focus on different aspects of biology, environmental science, and geographic studies such as mapping, zoning, and spatial modeling. Specific scholarship and research address an assortment of issues including historical matters, animal and marine conservation and protection, global warming and climate change, water quality, rising sea levels, and sustainable land redevelopment.

Live Zoom Event

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

The Urban Coast Institute’s Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe Scholars Seminar
Moderated by: Tom Herrington, Associate Director, Urban Coast Institute

  • Aidan Bodeo-Lomicky, Junior, Marine Environmental Biology Policy
  • Breana DiRenzi, Senior, Marine Environmental Biology Policy
  • Avery Jackson, Graduate Student, Computer Science
  • Nicole Owenburg, Graduate Student, Clinical Mental Health
  • Johanna Vonderhorst, Senior, Chemistry


Asynchronous Video Presentations


Tracking Movements and Migrations of Sandbar Sharks (Carcharinus plumbius)
Along the East Coast Using Acoustic Telemetry Data

  • Kerry McFeeters, Junior, Marine & Environmental Biology & Policy

Environmental Control on Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Toxicity in Coastal Lakes

  • Ariel Zavala, Senior, Chemistry


Intermolecular interactions of liquefied petroleum gas-alcohol mixtures with phyllosilicates

  • Amanda Prascsak, Senior, Chemistry

Asynchronous Poster Presentations