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November-December 2016

In this issue:

  • Andrew Kennedy Receives Additional $48K from Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation
  • Nathan Stephansky ’17 Presents on Drought Resistance by Trees at National Science Foundation
  • Sample Upcoming Deadlines

Andrew Kennedy Receives Additional Support from Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation

As reported in the September issue of this newsletter, Prof. Andrew Kennedy of the Chemistry Department came to Bates with a grant from the Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation (PHRF) to support his research on the bio-molecular, epigenetic mechanisms of memory formation. Since then, Prof. Kennedy’s previous institution, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has sent Bates $48,000 in unexpended PHRF funds, at the request of PHRF. This boost will enable an expansion of Prof. Kennedy’s research program as it relates to Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome.

Nathan Stephansky ’17 Presents at NSF on Drought Resistance in Trees

On October 23-24, a poster session was held in the atrium of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, featuring research conducted with the support of NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. One of the presenters was Bates College’s Nathan Stephansky ’17, presenting on “Drought Resistance in Two Dominant New England Hardwood Tree Species.” Nathan’s research has been supervised by Prof. Brett Huggett of the Biology Department, as part of his NSF Collaborative Research grant on drought resistance in trees, and received supplemental support from the REU Site at Harvard Forest. Nathan also received a $1,000 travel grant from the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory to support his presentation at the REU Symposium. The REU Symposium was co-sponsored and organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), of which Bates is an institutional member. Congratulations to Nathan and Brett!

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