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Eckerd Senior Angela Tomassini '13 Awarded Galbraith Fellowship for Summer Research at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

posted on 06/14/2012

Eckerd College rising senior Angela Tomassini '13 has been awarded the Galbraith Fellowship for a 10-week summer internship at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). Angela will be conducting trace metal biogeochemistry experiments with Dr. Kristen Buck. Her research will consist of collecting water samples and assessing the feedback between trace metals and phytoplankton.

"Eckerd has provided me with many unique opportunities, such as the Galbraith Fellowship, which I would not have had otherwise," expressed Angela. "I appreciate all the support that I have gotten from my professors and fellow students. Professor Nancy Smith has been a very supportive mentor and played a big part in my decision to accept this fellowship."

About Galbraith Fellowship Recipient Angela Tomassini '13
Angela Tomassini is majoring in marine science with a concentration in biology and minors in environmental studies and Spanish. While at Eckerd, she has participated in the Honors Program, Freshman Research Program and Eckerd College Dolphin Project. She is the daughter of Kathryn Tomassini of Livonia, Mich., and Greg Tomassini of Fowlerville, Mich.

About the Galbraith Fellowship
In 1994, philanthropists John and Rosemary Galbraith started an endowment for a fellowship that supports one Eckerd student, either a rising junior or senior, to participate in a summer internship at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The Galbraith Fellowship covers travel to Bermuda and all expenses associated with a 10-week stay at BIOS, plus a stipend of about $2,000.00. Each year, Eckerd faculty members solicit applications from Eckerd students and the best applications are sent to BIOS. The research staff at BIOS then identifies the best fit among the applications to the needs in their labs.

About Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Founded in 1903 as the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by scientists from Harvard and New York University, BIOS is an independent marine science organization that takes advantage of Bermuda's ideal location for deep-ocean and coral reef research and education. The organization's mission is to transform the fields of oceanography, marine science, and ocean health through a blend of cutting edge research, comprehensive educational experiences and a commitment to share our knowledge internationally.

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