January 2022 saw a number of new people in the Lamp Lab. Dr. Alina Avanesyan was rehired as Assistant Research Scientist. Helen Craig will become Lab Manager after graduation in May, but has started part-time until then. Anthony Righter is a new freshman lab tech, and two students, Arthur Young and Avery Rice, started volunteering in the lab. Welcome to everyone!
Becca Eckert collected data on learning while teaching the lab in Freshwater Biology. She used a mouthpart dissection exercise to connect morphology to functional feeding group classification. Using surveys pre- and post-dissection, she found the activity enhanced students' understanding. See the article published in Journal of Biological Education here.