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UMM Students to Present Research at State House on Friday

Added on: March 22, 2012

MACHIAS, Maine – Three University of Maine at Machias students will take part in Undergraduate Research Day at the State House in Augusta on Friday. The UMM students will join undergraduates from all seven campuses of the University of Maine System at the event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags.

The participating UMM students and their research projects are:

Kimberly Bastille (Sophomore biology major from Saco): “Bacteriophage as Potential Treatment for the Prevention of Flavobacterium Infection in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) parr” (Faculty advisors: Sherrie Sprangers and Gerard Zegers)

Sharon Foss (Junior business and environmental studies major from Machias): “A Winning Partnership: The Washington County Education and Employment Through Sustainable Broadband Adoption” (Faculty advisor: Kevin Athearn)

Eric Tan (Senior marine biology major from Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines): “Interactions Between the Invasive European Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, and the Soft-Shell Clam, Mya areanaria, in Downeast Maine: The Effect of Predator Deterrent on Survival” (Faculty advisor: Brian Beal)

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