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We invite you to join the Marine and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, June 14!

Come join us for Ocean Genome Legacy’s Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) Undergraduate Research Symposium, scheduled for Friday, June 14!

This semi-annual event is a highlight of our academic calendar and serves as a premier platform for our talented undergraduate students to present their groundbreaking research and innovative projects.

The symposium will feature 8 undergraduate scientists—including Ocean Genome Legacy’s Mia Bender—who will present their research across numerous disciplines, showcasing the breadth and depth of the research interests of our community.

Mia’s presentation will focus on her critical work at OGL, which investigates methods for long-term DNA preservation. She has tested the effectiveness of various preservatives on DNA and tissue quality from lobsters, sea nettles, clam worms, blood worms, and blue mussels. Tune in on June 14 to find out which preservatives worked the best!

Who can attend?

We invite all students, faculty, staff, and members of our community to join us for this inspiring event. Your presence and support are invaluable to our students and their academic journeys.

Why attend?

  • Celebrate student achievements: The symposium is a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our undergraduate researchers.
  • Inspire future research: By attending, you’ll witness firsthand the innovative thinking and creativity that our students bring to their work.
  • Be inspired: You will certainly learn something new, and might even get some great ideas for or your own projects!

Event details:

We look forward to seeing you there!


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