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A Morning Routine for the Birds: Kara Bowers’ FURSCA Experience

Kara Bowers, '15
When and why does a female house wren leave her nest? Is it the first hint of sunlight? Is it a response to the male dawn chorus? Through her research this summer with professors Dale Kennedy and Doug White at the Whitehouse Nature Center, the rising senior, biology major, and two-sport student-athlete hopes to find answers to these questions and others.

Biology Students Present Research at National Drosophila Conference

Allison McClish, '15, with research she presented at the 2014 Drosophila Research Conference
Biology professor Roger Albertson and students Marissa Cloutier, Jack Manquen and Allison McClish presented posters at the recent Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, sharing work they believe could improve human health in developing countries.

Marissa Cloutier, '14: Considering Community Health in Ghana

Marissa Cloutier
For Marissa Cloutier, '14, a beautiful new community kitchen in a rural African village underscored a lesson of how not to do aid work. "The kitchen, which was built several years ago by an aid organization, has never been used because the community believes it is unsafe to cook in an enclosed structure," said Cloutier. "They were cooking on clay stoves outside and the new building remains unused."

Zander Tu, '15: Searching for Links to Tumor Inhibition

Zander Tu, '15

"I was chosen to participate in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)," writes the biology and biochemistry major. "I worked in the lab of Dr. Ramani Ramchandran in the Pediatric Research Department. The research project I contributed to may eventually lead to a treatment for humangeoma tumors in infants." Tu is also a member of the Institute for Health Sciences and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

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