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RARE PLANT PROJECT WINS AT SYMPOSIUM

April 22, 2004 – The University of Virgin Island's Division of Science and Mathematics second annual Spring Research Symposium was held on UVI's St. Croix campus to showcase the research by UVI students. Participants in UVI's Emerging Caribbean Scientist scholars program offered projects.
Students and teachers from UVI, and public and private junior and high schools attended the symposium.
While showcasing on-going research by UVI students, it also exposed high school students to the depth of research conducted at the university.
The symposium winners were:
• First Place – Idesha Browne and Thalia Smith Project: Developing PCR Protocols For The Rare Plant Species, Erythrina Eggersii, Sida Eggersii and Pitcairnea Angustifolia.
• Second Place – Thora T. Henry and Tugrul Giray Project: Differences in Flight Muscle Contractile Proteins of the Worker Honeybee, Apis Mellifera, at Typical Colony Temperature Ranges.
• Third Place – Alkin Paul Project: Density of Hamlets ( Hypoplectrus spp.) on a Fringing Reef in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands: A Test of the Population Center Hypothesis.
• Fourth Place – Latoya Brathwaite and Carissa Webster-Lake Project: White Band Disease-1, White Plague, and White Pox Affecting Acropora spp. in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to a press release from the university, about 20 projects were discussed at the symposium.

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