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SU News: Syracuse University Student Spreads Seeds of Knowledge to Dominican Republic


It’s an honor for undergraduate students to present posters during the annual meetings of the Geological Society of America (GSA)—a mecca for geologists and earth scientists. Even more so when the student is not an earth sciences major, as was the case for Alaina Mallette, a junior geography and Spanish major in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. She was invited to the 2011 GSA annual meeting in Minneapolis, Oct. 9-12, to present a poster about the work she did last summer in the Dominican Republic.

Mallette’s presentation was part of a symposium about bringing science education to underdeveloped countries and populations. She presented the results of a water quality educational program she helped design for students in the Dominican Republic.

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