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Wetlands and Water Purity

High School Interns at the MSU Midland Campus, 07.12.2017

Team: Serena Fleming-Dittenber, Midland High; Callen Herst, Bullock Creek; Nicole Seiler, Bullock Creek; and Ris Agrwal, Great Lakes Bay Early College Mentor: Daniel Henton, Ph.D., with additional consulting provided by Greg Martin of Dow. The purpose of the project is to acquire data to help define the extent of the chemical plume (in part from activities on the base using perfluorinated compounds…

Saving Honey Bees from Varroa Mites with Controlled-Release Miticides

High School Interns at the MSU Midland Campus, 07.12.2017

Team: Jason Harnick, Bullock Creek HS; Kaitlin Gandy, Midland HS; and Yuen Azo, Saginaw Arts & Science Academy (not pictured) Mentor: Edmund Stark, PhD The US beekeeping industry is in crisis, and with it those parts of the agriculture industry that are partly or entirely dependent upon honey bees for pollination.  Honey bees are being lost at an alarming rate due to…

Developing New Chemistries and Materials for Redox Flow Batteries

High School Interns at the MSU Midland Campus, 07.12.2017

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