The Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit was held virtually this year from March 1-3, 2021. Wesley College was well represented at this summit with two of the college’s Environmental Science seniors presenting posters. Undergraduate STEM Scholar, Neil Keller, presented a poster entitled “Observed Sea Level Rise in the St. Jones River”. Undergraduate Cannon Scholar, Cassandra Miller, presented a poster entitled “Determining if an Elongation of the Growing Season has an Effect on Algal Blooms”. These two projects started as course embedded research projects and were guided by research mentor, Dr. William Kroen, Wesley Professor of Biology. The students attracted the attention of the keynote speaker for the climate change symposium due to their exemplary presentation skills and knowledge on the subject matter. To learn more about this year’s summit, please visit the conference website at https://www.delawareestuary.org/news-and-events/delaware-estuary-science-and-environmental-summit/.
Funding for Keller and Miller’s research projects is provided by the DE-EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program through the NSF (OIA-1757353).