FCE LTER RESSt interns Jamie Odzer and Cindy Saenz Recognized at 2012 Regional Science Fair

Heithaus Lab Research Experience for Secondary Student (RESSt) intern, Jamie Odzer, received a Superior rating in Environmental Management at the 2012 South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SFRSEF) for her poster entitled: The impact of varying productivity levels on abundance and feeding patterns of Callinectes sapidus: What does blude crab behavior tell us about Everglades restoration? In addition to advancing to the State of Florida Science and Engineering Fair, Jamie also received the following awards: NOAA 2012 Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award, GENIUS (Global Environmental Issues - US) Olympiad Award and advances to GENIUS Inernational Olympiad, Most Outstanding Poster at 49th Annual Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium, and finalist advancing to the 2012 Florida Junior Academny of Science Competition.

Trexler Lab RESSt second year intern, Cindy Saenz, received an Excellent rating at the 2012 SFRSEF in Environmental Science for her poster entitled: Examining the bioavailability of mangrove leachates of Shark River Slough. Cindy also received the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the invitation to compete at the State of Florida Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition.