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Catawba Students Present Research, Win Awards

April 10, 2013

Category: Academics, Biology, Students


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Barber and Podgorak-LagroTwo Catawba College students were awarded 1st place Derieux Research Awards, in their respective divisions, for excellence in undergraduate research at the 110th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) Meeting. Marlon Ryan Barber of Mocksville and Mary Podgorak-Lagro of Salisbury were recognized at the annual meeting held April 5 and 6 at UNC Pembroke.

The titles of the students' research and the professors who assisted these students are as follows:

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  • Barber, Marlon R. and Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery. Effects of ocean acidification on growth of a marine hydroid.

  • Podgorak-Lagro, Mary and Dr. Jay Bolin. An evaluation of hybrid intermediacy in the germination ecology of Ashe's Sumac, Rhus asheii (Rhus michauxii X Rhus glabra).
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Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery is an assistant professor of biology and chair of that department at Catawba, while Dr. Jay F. Bolin is an associate professor of biology at the college.


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