logoCongratulations to Massasoit Community College students Trishawna Watkins, Adam Germaine, and Jennifer Moore for their ecology research with Massasoit faculty Dr. Michael Bankson, Dr. Donald Schoener, and Mr. Sean Kent. The students were invited to present a research poster at the Centennial Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore, MD on August 12, 2015. Their work was entitled Restoring habitat with native flowering plants benefits wild bees in an urban landscape. The students have been conducting research about native pollinators under the Massachusetts STEM starter grant over the past year.

The special 100-year anniversary of the meeting was particularly impactful for the students as they were able to engage in sessions that provided historical perspectives as well as insight into the future of ecological science. “Being able to attend a scientific meeting was a great experience for the students. They reported that their work was well received, and that they got useful feedback that will help direct the research in the future,” said Dean Doug Brown, Ph.D.

Restoring habitat with native flowering plants benefits wild bees in an urban landscape
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Exhibit Hall, Baltimore Convention Center
Trishawna Watkins, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Adam Germaine, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Jennifer Moore, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Michael Bankson, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Donald Schoener, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA
Sean Kent, Biology, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA