Day 10: Final Presentations

What a great bunch of students we’ve had out here at Morven for the past two weeks!

Anna Nott and Cece Conner giving their joint final presentation, entitled, "So What's Wrong With Soda?"

Anna Nott and Cece Conner giving their joint final presentation, entitled, “So What’s Wrong With Soda?”

Today was the last day of Block A of the Morven Summer Institute and we were treated to a plethora of interesting final presentations!

Charlie Garcia presenting on his research testing the old wive's tale, "What goes together, grows [well] together."

Charlie Garcia presenting on his research testing the old wive’s tale, “what goes together, grows [well] together.”

Here is a complete list of the presentations we heard today:

Anna Nott & Cece Conner (PLAP 3160): “So What’s Wrong With Soda?”

Chris Saeli (PLAP 3160): “The Taxpayer’s Burden: Why You Should Pay More To Pay Less”

Brodde Lamb (EVSC 4559): “The Effect of Fragment Size on Pollinators”

Mariel Teresa Sullivan (PLAP 3160): “Hungry in America”

Austin Palmore (PLAP 3160): “Food Ethics: Dog and Horse Meat”

Charlie Garcia (EVSC 4559): “What Goes Together, Grows Together”

Jarrod Avery Nagurka (PLAP 3160): “The Environmental, Economic, and Health/Nutrition Implications of Eating Locally Grown Food”

Hannah Neukrug (PLAP 3160): “The Affordability and Availability of Eating Locally Grown Products in Lower Income Populations”

Adam Rosen (PLAP 3160): “Amurica’s Sprint (or Walk) to Obesity”

Emily Heymann and Navona Gallegos (EVSC 4559): “The Effect of Lemon Balm on Herbivory of Common Vegetables”

Abdallah Barqawi (PLAP 3160): “The Corn Conundrum”

Taylor Hewes (PLAP 3160): “NYC Soda Ban”

Hart Mayhew Clements (PLAP 3160): “The Plight of the Passive Eater: America’s Infantile Dependence on Pre-Made Food”

Chris Saeli giving his final presentation on "The Taxpayer's Burden: Why You Should Pay More To Pay Less."

Chris Saeli giving his final presentation on “The Taxpayer’s Burden: Why You Should Pay More To Pay Less.”

Even before presentations began, the students of Agro-Ecology were busy in the Kitchen Garden taking down their research projects…

Emily Heymann taking down the pink and orange plant tags used for her and Navona Gallegos' Agro-Ecology research project.

Emily Heymann taking down the pink and orange plant tags used for her and Navona Gallegos’ Agro-Ecology research project.

It has been an absolutely fantastic two weeks with this guys and gals! We have all learned a ton about the ecological, political, economic, and social aspects of food and agricultural systems and will hopefully carry that knowledge with us in our future academic pursuits, social interactions, and personal lifestyles. Cheers to MSI Block A! A job well done!

Now on to Block B of the Morven Summer Institute…

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