In this month’s edition of the L&S newsletter, “In Focus,” three Biological Sciences students were featured for presenting their research on water quality at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Xiayou Lowrey and Kristin Huelsbeck presented their work on the effects of an invasive species, Hemimysis, on Lake Michgan’s ecosystem. The presented a poster on their project entitled, “Experimental Evidence That Invasive, Crustacean Zooplankton Hemimysis Feeds on Both MicroAlgae and Microplastic Particles.”
Biological sciences major Abigail Werry is also featured for her research perfluroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS. PFAS are known as forever chemicals as they do not degrade easily. Werry’s project was entitled, “Examining Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid and Perfluorooctanoic Acid Levels in Drinking Water and Groundwater in the Milwaukee Area.
To read more about their research, click here. Congratulations to our biological students for gaining recognition for their hard work!