Scientist Spotlights

Ben Alsip

Home state: Illinois

Strong relationships between researchers and educators are critical to ensure the health of the Great Lakes.

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Beth Whitmore

Home state: New York

Working with educators is one of the best ways scientists can help future generations develop an interest in and appreciation for our environment.

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Michelle Gutsch

Home state: Minnesota

"Sharing our work with educators is extremely valuable because [we] are making our research accessible to the next generation of young minds."

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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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