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Student biologists present senior research results (more)

Posted: April 14th, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER – Lake Superior State University student Courtney Steinmetz's senior thesis poster explores how growth rates of Atlantic salmon are affected by microbeads. The tiny plastic balls are found in many beauty products, and are ending up in lakes and rivers. Steinmetz and 22 other students in the biological sciences discussed research findings on April 15. Watch for a wrap-up release. Steinmetz's project summary garnered best-poster honors during the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Michigan chapter's 77th annual meeting in March. She graduates this month with a bachelor's in fisheries and wildlife management, along with an associate's in liberal arts. Her home town is China, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: Prof. Dennis Merkel, Department of Biological Sciences, e-mail, 635-2152; John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314.