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Saint Michael's student Janel Roberge, of Milan, N.H., presents at Aquatic Sciences meeting in Puerto Rico
 
Research on aquatic life of Lake Champlain Basin


Saint Michael's College student Janel Roberge of Milan, N.H., standing by her poster at the international Aquatic Sciences meeting held in Puerto Rico, Feb. 13-18.

February 21st, 2011
 
by Saint Michael's College
 
COLCHESTER, VT (02/21/2011)(readMedia)-- Janel Roberge, a junior biology major at Saint Michael's College, traveled with her professor and students from another institution, to the annual international Aquatic Sciences meeting Feb. 13-18 in Puerto Rico. Ms. Roberge, daughter of Janet and Normand Roberge of Milan, N.H., graduated from Berlin High School before coming to Saint Michael's, located in Burlington, Vt. (one of the top 10 college towns in America).
 
Ms. Roberge presented research that resulted from an extensive Streams Project carried out in Vermont last summer, coordinated by Saint Michael's biologist, Dr. Declan McCabe. The project involved students from nearby University of Vermont, Puerto Rican students who did research in Vermont last summer, and a number of other summer researchers.
 
At the conference Ms. Roberge and Professor McCabe and other participants visited two of the project's high school partners from Puerto Rico, visited four stream sites where they took samples, and visited the rain forest and the "bioluminescent" bay. They also attended numerous research presentation sessions at the week-long conference.
 
Research project
 
Ms. Roberge's research, carried out with Professor McCabe, is titled, "The Effects of Phosphorus on Benthic Macroinvetertebrates in the Lake Champlain Basin."
 
Professor McCabe presented two other papers at the conference, fully called American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Aquatic Sciences Meeting. One of Professor McCabe's presentations was co-authored with two Saint Michael's recent graduates, Alexandra Canepa (Saint Michael's College class of 2010 and Ian Myers (Saint Michael's College class of 2009).
 
Learn What Matters at Saint Michael's College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu . Saint Michael's provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael's College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America's top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael's is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael's has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael's students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation's top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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