Slein dives into New England Aquarium internship

Margaret "Maggie" Slein '17 of Scituate completed her fourth summer internship at the New England Aquarium before heading off to Reed College, Portland, Oregon, where she will study environmental science.

Margaret "Maggie" Slein '17 of Scituate completed her fourth summer internship at the New England Aquarium before heading off to Reed College, Portland, Oregon, where she will study environmental science.

After a successful senior year - which culminated with Margaret “Maggie” Slein ‘17 participating in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Science Fair in Los Angeles - Maggie had the opportunity to build on her career in environmental sciences by completing her fourth summer internship at the New England Aquarium. Just a year earlier, Maggie had won a $5,000 grant from the Marjot Foundation of Woods Hole to study invasive Asian Shore Crabs, a grant she shared with her mentor, Science Department Chair Raymond Whitehouse. DNA testing at Northeastern University’s Ocean Genome Legacy and Marine Center in Nahant followed. Last spring, she entered her project in competition, winning 1st Place  and a highly competitive Wilma M. Shields Award at the South Shore Regional Science and Engineering Fair; an Honorable Mention at the state fair; a 3rd Place award among only 29 poster presentations at the highly selective Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Boston University; and topping off the year, the opportunity to join more than 1800 students from 75 countries at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair - a first for an Archbishop Williams High School student! For an update on Maggie’s exciting summer work at the New England Aquarium, click on the following link to The Scituate Mariner/Scituate Wicked Local article, “Scituate teen learns life lessons at New England Aquarium.”

 

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