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Governor’s School students present research papers

Seniors from the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science recently participated in the 14th annual Science Symposium held at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Students presented the results of their two-year independent research projects to an audience and panel of judges and were assessed on their study significance, scientific methodology, statistical knowledge and overall presentation skill.

Gloucester and Mathews students were awarded Exemplary Presentation Honors for the following projects: Michael Bligiotis, “There is a Monster in the Chesapeake: A Study on the Effect of Caffeine on Fundulus heteroclitus”; Edwin Hudgins, “The Growth Rate and Allocation of Crassostrea virginica Spat in the Rappahannock and Piankatank  Rivers”; Abigail Belvin, “Zooplankton Composition and Dynamics in Late Summer in the York River Estuary,” and Elizabeth Gale, “A Comparison of Macroalgal Composition and Abundan...

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