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Grove City College students, faculty present at science conferences

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Grove City College students, faculty present at science conferences

4/16/2013

Grove City College biology students and faculty presented papers and posters at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meeting at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Campus and at the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., this April.

Grove City College students Kaitlyn Bailey ’15, Luke Latario ’14 and Stacey Senter ’15 along with Grove City College alumni Marie Casey ’12, Megan Osborne ’09, Michelle Peck ’10, Richard Toth ’10 and E.C. Vroegindeway ’09 presented a poster titled “Use of DNA Fingerprinting to Determine the Breeding Patterns of Urban and Rural White-tailed Deer Herds,” at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meeting and at the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.

Daniel Ackerman ’14, Erin Eperthener ’15, Bethany Lashbrook ’14, Alex Rankin ’13 and Jedediah Seltzer ’14 presented a paper titled “Examining Deer Dispersal Patterns through Mitochondrial DNA” at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science.

Claire Haines ’13, James Kintzing ’14 and Stephanie Wood ’13 presented a poster titled “A Comparison of Eastern and Western Coyote Mitochondrial DNA.” Dr. Frederic J. Brenner, professor of biology at the College, was a co-author and research supervisor of all presentations.

Brenner recently had a paper titled “Impact of Chemical Fertilizer and Pesticides on Aquatic Microcosms” accepted for publication in the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. The paper was co-authored by Grove City College alumni Rachel Brockhage ’12, Michael Henry ’94 and Abigail M. Jones ’11 along with current student David J. Smeltzer ’13.

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