Provost Fellow Melaney Dunne Presents at National Conference
Melaney Dunne won a Provost Fellowship and got her feet wet conducting research last year with mentor Dr. Timothy Hoellein on the behavior of Asian clams in urban streams. This spring, Melaney presented her work at local research conferences and at a national conference, the annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. It is a significant accomplishment and a great opportunity for undergraduates to present their research at a national, field-specific conference.
“My experience with undergraduate research has been invaluable to my education. I have learned so much from my research mentor, Dr. Hoellein, and the grad students I have worked with about the process of conducting ecological research in the lab and in the field. In addition, I have been able to present my research at Loyola symposiums and the Society for Freshwater Science annual conference in Jacksonville, FL. This opportunity was amazing in that I was able to talk with scientists and other students from across the country about research projects and their careers in aquatic ecology. Overall, my experience with undergraduate research has helped me feel more prepared and excited for the opportunities I will have when I graduate Loyola."