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Experience Rice Creek - RCA Small Grants Research Symposium

Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:00pm

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Rice Creek Associates, the support group for Rice Creek Field Station, invites the SUNY Oswego community and members of the public to join us for a virtual reboot of our annual research symposium highlighting the scholarly work of small grants awardees. 

This year's format will be a Zoom Webinar on Saturday, November 7. Presentations (pre-recorded) each last approximately 12 minutes followed by live Q&A with all presenters.

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The 2020 awardees include SUNY Oswego students, faculty, and staff.


Start times approximate; order alphabetical. *Denotes student.

  • 2 pm Welcoming remarks by Dr. Kamal Mohamed, Professor of Biological Sciences and RCFS Director; Dr. Scott Furlong, Provost; and Dr. Kristin Croyle, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • 2:10 pm Pre-recorded 12-minute presentations begin, introduced by Dr. Maria Sagot, RCA Small Grants Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, in the following order:
  • Cory Brosch, Kyle Dzintars, and Ellen Gooch. SUNY Oswego Counseling ecotherapy outreach workshop series. Counseling Services Center, SUNY Oswego.
  • Emily Cieplik.* Feeder color preference in Black-capped Chickadees. Dr. Daniel Baldassarre (advisor), Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego.
  • Lucas Deland.* Determination of the rate of infection of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha upon Danaus plexippus in Oswego County, NY. Dr. Karen Sime (advisor), Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego.
  • Shawn Geary.* A continuation of a long term survey of Rice Creek amphibians for the prevalence of two global pathogens. Awardees: Drs. Jennifer Olori, Nicholas Sard, and Susan Hammerly, Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego.
  • Ola Kraszpulska. The Flora and Fauna of Rice Creek: a coloring book. Theatre Dept., SUNY Oswego.
  • Miryam Makutonin.* Bioaccumulation of atrazine in freshwater mussels (Elliptio complanata). Dr. Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan (advisor), Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego.
  • Sydney Waloven.* Quantifying the relative contributions of intracellular and extracellular DNA to River Otter (Lontra canadensis) detection rates during summer and winter sampling events. Dr. Nicholas Sard (advisor), Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego.
  • 3:34 pm Live Q&A with presenters
  • 3:50 pm Closing remarks by RCA President Laurel Artz


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