I'm very please to report that Kaci Dumas, undergrad extraordinaire, recently accepted a position with ZOLL medical as an in-house designer for their creative team! Kaci is a very talented individual whom I'm sure will go far in life. To see more of her awesome graphic designs, please visit kacidumasdesign.com. Congrats, Kaci!
I am very pleased to announce that we have received an award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for our proposal "Transmission of apicomplexan infection and development of gray meat in Atlantic sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus." This proposal was submitted with Susan Inglis, who will be joining the lab as a research associate. Over the next two years, we will conduct a number of experiments aimed at identifying the progression of gray meat symptoms in Atlantic sea scallops. More to come on this project shortly...
Students Rebecca Bachtel, Suzanne Sussman, and Stephanie Almeida all presented their research at the annual UMass-Dartmouth Sigma Xi symposium. They created excellent posters that highlighted the work they've completed over the last year in the lab and presented it to symposium attendees. Congratulations to you all!
Today I had the wonderful privilege and pleasure of helping to host Jane Goodall at our University. Her visit included a Green Fair (poster presentations by K-16 students), an Eco-Parade (students showing off environmental and humanitarian art projects in a parade), and a lecture by Dr. Goodall. Her visit was an inspiration and a reminder that we can all help make the world better but that children have a special power to bring about change for the better.
I am particularly proud of Kaci Dumas, my honors student advisee, who presented her work at the Green Fair on novel approaches to engage and inform the public about plastics pollution. Nice job, Kaci!! See more of Kaci's work by visiting kacidumasdesign.com.