PEARL Interns Attend Chesapeake Watershed Forum

November 25, 2019

MSU Senior Ms. Victoria Agboola
MSU senior Ms. Victoria Aqboola stands ready to tell others
about her oyster research performed in a river near PEARL.

Six PEARL summer undergraduate interns received all-expenses-paid scholarships for themselves and their faculty mentors to attend the recent 3-day Chesapeake Watershed Forum, held 15-17 November at the National Conservation Training Center, in Shepherdstown, WV. Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the conference was an exciting opportunity for these students to gain professional experience developing and presenting a poster describing each of their research projects, and to attend workshops focused on the Chesapeake Bay environmental research.

MSU Senior Ms. Habibah Oladosu
MSU senior Ms. Habibah Oladosu answers questions about her PEARL research on the effects of oyster waste.

Selection for the conference was competitive based on abstract submissions, and Morgan State University was well-represented with posters presented by MSU seniors Victoria Agboola, and Habibah Oladosu, as well as MSU-PEARL staff Kyle Wood.

Of the four awards given amongst the 60+ competitors, PEARL intern Caroline Troy won in the category of "Peoples' Choice" for the best poster presentation! Congratulations, to all MSU-PEARL competing undergraduates. Well done!

Mr. Kyle Wood
MSU-PEARL tecnician and College of Southern Maryland senior Mr. Kyle Wood presents his PEARL blue crab research.