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Two Loyola undergraduate students win research competition at a national meeting

Melanie Sferrazza (Environmental Science ’17) and Michael Pashkevich (Biology ’17) presented their research last weekend in the Mentored Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the Annual Professional Development Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Denver, CO.  They competed against other college students who have done research in their discipline and were judged by scientists and science educators in their respective fields.  In the competition, Pashkevich placed first for his work entitled, “Indirect effects of white-tailed deer on southeast Louisiana spider communities” and Sferrazza placed second for her study entitled “Use of invasive plants by honeybees in an urban setting”.