Continuing education through summer research

Marketing and Communications staff
MaryAnn Mason

MaryAnn Mason

ABOUT THE NURTURING INNOVATION CAMPAIGN

Scholarships awarded to MaryAnn Mason allowed her to pursue a masters degree in Biology.

"I have a mortgage payment, electric payments. Alleviating that day to day stress of how am I going to pay my bills, but also reach my academic goals is a really awesome thing that they were able to help me get through this summer."

MaryAnn was able to conduct a summer research project looking into the temperature profile of the water in Chautauqua Lake. She collected water samples throughout the summer, then brought the samples back to the lab to be analyzed. 

MaryAnn was supported in this research thanks to the endowments created by the Holmberg Foundation and Falcone Foundation. She says support from donors makes a huge difference for graduate students because it helps her financially, both in and out of the classroom.

MaryAnn is also the recipient of the Making a Difference scholarship. She hopes to one day become a teacher, but also wants to continue doing research, as she says there is still so much to be learned about inland fresh water.

You May Also Like

Freedonia Marxonia to be celebrated

Marketing and Communications staff

Music and the Marx Brothers is the focus of Freedonia Marxonia 2022, which will be a hybrid event held Sept. 29 and 30.

Tags:

Cli-fi novelist Allegra Hyde to give public reading

Marketing and Communications staff

Allegra Hyde, author of the cli-fi (climate fiction) novel “Eleutheria,” will give a public reading in Rosch Recital Hall on Thursday, Sept. 29 for the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series.

Tags: