Scientist Spotlights

Harvey Bootsma

Home state: Wisconsin

Science leads to new knowledge. And the great thing about knowledge is that it grows when you give it to someone else, especially educators!

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Glenn Warren

Dr. Glenn Warren leads a team of educators in studying quagga mussel densities on the bottom of Lake Michigan using GoPro footage.
Home state: Illinois

Maybe the most important skill to develop, whether or not you want to be a scientist, is thinking—using your mind to help solve problems.

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Christy Meredith

Home state: Minnesota

One of my goals as a scientist studying aquatic organisms and their environment is to communicate my findings to the public and to decision makers.

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Emily Tyner

Home state: Wisconsin

The ups & downs of the research & the awe of discovery are experiences worthy of sharing as they contain life lessons that extend beyond research.

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Tim Hoellein

Home state: Illinois

Science requires lots of different skills. One often overlooked ingredient for making a good scientist is an open mind with creative impulses.

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Doug Kane

Home state: Ohio

I grew up a few miles from Lake Erie on a small lake in the western suburbs of Cleveland. Having such a proximity to lakes got me interested in them.

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Kristin Stanford

Home state: Illinois

My specific research goals have focused on documenting the effects of the invasive Round Goby on the Lake Erie watersnake populations.

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