DOVER, Del.- Two Cannon Scholars and two science students presented their National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research sponsored research at the 2015 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit.
The four undergraduate students were mentored and accompanied by Wesley Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Stephanie Stotts. The group was mentored in Cape May, N.J., from Jan. 26-28.
Kyle Frame, a senior environmental studies major, presented a poster titled, "Upland Forest Buffer Losses Due to Inundation Caused by Sea Level Rise in the Upper and Lower Sub-Watershed of the Broadkill River." Samantha Weber, a junior biological chemistry major, presented a poster titled, "The Crawford Treatment Wetland, a Pioneering Vertical Flow Treatment System." John Dougherty, a junior environmental science major, presented a posted titled, "Delaware Wetland Restoration Strategies: Does Planting Make a Difference after 15 years?" And rounding out the final spot was Brooke Thompson, a sophomore environmental studies major, she presented a poster titled, "Identifying Tree Species for Ring Analysis at the St. Jones Reserve."
All four project fall within the Delaware-EPSCoR themes that address the challenges of water sustainability in Delaware and are essential to the broader EPSCoR goal of enhancing the competitive position of research-based education in science and engineering.
Dougherty and Weber are in the Cannon Scholars Program which is designed to recruit and retain academically talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science and mathematics.