Upon the completion of her sophomore year at Sayville High School, Emily Nowlan was accepted into the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s High School Science Research Program this past summer.
For her project, Emily was provided samples to study the unique and rare haplotypes of the southern flying squirrel as evidence of island biogeography. As a result of her research, Emily’s findings have been presented at various scientific venues.
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In October, her mentor Jenifer Higbie presented Emily’s results at the National Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Portland Oregon on Emily’s behalf. Emily’s research was also presented at the Annual Pine Barrens Research Forum at BNL. In addition, this November, Emily presented the results of her research at BNL’s High School Research Program Poster Sesson.
All the genetics work was conducted at the High School R.I.S.E. (Research In Science and Engineering) Genetics Laboratory. Emily will be entering her research into the Long Island and New York State Science & Engineering Fairs this winter.