Florida Tech Students Take Honors in Alabama Biology Conference
– Florida Tech biological sciences majors and members of Tri Beta competed recently at the Tri Beta Southeast Regional meeting in Florence, Ala. Tri Beta
is the national biological sciences honors society.
Vanessa Moreau, a graduating senior from France and molecular biology major, won a first place John C. Johnson Award for her poster on the effects that
catecholamiiine (such as adrenaline) have on the heart and blood vessels. Brady Denger, a junior in marine biology from West Palm Beach, Fla., won a second
place Frank G. Brooks award for her paper presentation on a comparison of the circatidal activity rhythms of adult fiddler crabs. Dawn Gerharadt, a
graduating senior from Philadelphia, Pa. and molecular biology major, won an honorable mention, or third place, in the Frank G. Brooks competition for her
paper presentation on the relative importance of vision and infrared imaging on strike behavior in pit vipers.
Amy Perkins, a dual major in marine biology and ecology, won the first place Chapter History award for her submission of the chapter’s scrapbook. A junior
and resident of Manchester, Conn., she is the chapter’s historian. She also was elected president of District 1 for the Southeast Region of Tri Beta.