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CSEM Students Earn Top Prizes at Florida Academy of Sciences

CSEM StudentsBethune-Cookman University students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earned four top prizes at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Conference, hosted by Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.

Pictured from left to right: Miranda White (junior Integrated Environmental Science major), Dr. Sarah Krejci (Assistant Professor of Biology and Integrated Environmental Science), Dr. Juan Calderon (Assistant Professor, Computer Science), Lakean McGregor (sophomore Biology major), Kailey Richard (B-CU alum, Biology), Vikash Bisram (sophomore Biology major), Alyssa Stubbs (junior Biology major) and Jehmia Williams (junior Biology major)

Congratulations to the following students and faculty mentors:

Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation
“Effects of super bloom conditions on zooplankton density in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida”
Student: Jonathan Johnson
Faculty mentor: Sarah Krejci

Honorable Mention Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation
“Examining zooplankton density related to seasonal and water quality conditions in the Halifax River Lagoon, Florida”
Student: Lakean McGregor
Faculty mentor: Sarah Krejci

Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
“Determining spatial and temporal water quality changes in the Halifax River Lagoon, Florida"
Student: Jehmia Williams
Faculty mentors: Sarah Krejci and Juan Calderon

Honorable Mention Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
“Feeding Selectivity of juvenile seahorses on wild zooplankton during early development”
Students: Alyssa Stubbs and Vikash Bisram
Faculty mentor: Sarah Krejci

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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