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Left to Right: Brandy Forsman and Judy Zomerfelt

Brandy Forsman, M.S. candidate in analytical chemistry at UMD, won the first-ever Lake Superior Chapter of Muskies Inc. and Minnesota Sea Grant Scholarship. Forsman's post-flood research with UMD Associate Professor Elizabeth Minor coupled with her interest in extending the results of her research earned her the $1000 award. "Muskie Inc.'s mission statement is to support youth, fisheries, and research," said Keith Okeson of Muskies Inc. "We think that the Sea Grant Program is a great fit with this mission. To award someone for research in the waters that we regularly fish is exciting to us and we look forward to working with Sea Grant in the future." Look for Forsman's writing in the 2013 issue of Lake Superior Angler Magazine; watch what she had to say during a Science Institute for Educators workshop in March; (Min. 18:30 at www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEAvwj0cMBA); look for a summary of her water chemistry post-flood research on Lake Superior in an upcoming Seiche article.

Judy Zomerfelt, Executive Administrative Specialist and Minnesota Sea Grant veteran of 38 years, earned a $2500 UMD Outstanding Project Award for her efforts to make two overlapping conferences successful. Jesse Schomberg, Minnesota Sea Grant's Program Leader said, "MN Sea Grant has a long history of excellence at organizing conferences. This was, however, the first time that two
significant events were conducted jointly, and the organizational skills displayed
by Judy to keep sessions, meetings, field trips, social events, travel schedules,
hotel reservations, meal plans, room arrangements, and the rest all smoothly coordinated were outstanding."


By Sea Grant Staff
May 2013

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