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On the RISE with Emily Nowlan

  • On the RISE 

    with Emily Nowlan

    Emily Nowlan, who had been accepted into Brookhaven National Laboratory’s High School Science Research Program this past summer, was provided samples to study the unique and rare haplotypes of the southern flying squirrel as evidence of island biogeography. As a result of her research, Emily’s findings were presented at various scientific venues.

    In October, her mentor Jenifer Higbie presented Emily’s results at the National Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Portland Oregon on Emily’s behalf. Emily’s research was also presented at the Annual Pine Barrens Research Forum at BNL. In addition, this November, Emily presented the results of her research at BNL’s High School Research Program Poster Sesson.

    All the genetics work was conducted at the High School RISE Genetics Laboratory. Emily will be entering her research into the Long Island and New York State Science & Engineering Fairs this winter.

    (photo l-r:  BNL Jenifer Higbe, Science Research Teacher Maria Brown, Emily Nowlan, and Sayville Superintendent Dr. Walter Schartner)