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St. Joe Student Researcher Featured in the St. Louis Review

By Dr. Rose Davidson, STEM Coordinator
Emma Mueller ’20 was recently featured in a March 19th article by  Jennifer Brinker of the St. Louis Review about her research of “The Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Volvox carteri.”

Emma was interested in this topic for her research because of the dumping of radioactive wastes in the St. Louis Coldwater Creek area.

According to the article, “Reading the stories of people who have lived near the creek and were affected by various illnesses further motivated her to do the yearlong research project.”

Emma, as well as two other St. Joe students, presented high-level research at the Ocean Science Meeting in San Diego. Emma also recently joined three Angels at The Academy of Science’s St. Louis Science Fair-Honors Division.

Click here to read the full article in the St. Louis Review and to learn more about Emma's research.

St. Joseph’s Academy has been sending students to the honors science fair in St. Louis for the past six years, with some presenting at other conferences alongside science professionals, such as the American Geophysical Union conference in Washington, D.C., and Ocean Sciences Meeting, recently held in San Diego.

St. Joe had four students who entered projects at the Honors Science Fair. Two of our St. Joe students were among the top ten finalists, Margie Lodes ‘20 and Emma Mueller ‘20. Two of our students were semifinalists, Julia Castellano ’20 and Danielle Hall ‘20. Emma, Margie and Julia presented their research at the Ocean Sciences Meeting.
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