Scientist Spotlights

Ben Alsip

Home state: Illinois
Research Institution: US EPA, Great Lakes National Program Office

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
Research Institution: Cornell University

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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George Bullerjahn

Home state: Ohio
Research Institution: Bowling Green State University

There is no better way to affect positive change than to work with young people who will become our future leaders. 

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Lorena M Rios Mendoza

Home state: Wisconsin
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin Superior

Our responsibility as scientists is to share our research results with educators to help them to educate the new generations of scientists.

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Cory Suski

Home state: Illinois
Research Institution: University of Illinois

I have always enjoyed being outdoors, and also knew that I wanted to work in science for a career.

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Michelle Gutsch

Home state: Minnesota
Research Institution: University of Minnesota Duluth

"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
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Freshwater Sciences

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
Research Institution: U.S. EPA/Great Lakes National Program Office

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
Research Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

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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