Jose Lopez, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at the NSU Oceanographic Center first observed sponges deteriorating off the coast of Broward and others confirmed that the sponges in South Florida were dying.
George V. Schedrin is a junior biology (pre–med) major and a chemistry minor, and he is involved with the Pre-Medical Society at NSU. He is of Russian descent and from Tacoma, WA, but he loves the beach and can’t get enough of Florida. He enjoys long boarding, surfing, snowboarding and spending time with his family. His favorite quote is “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in it, and it will come naturally” by David Frost.
On April 19, NASA will launch its last Space Shuttle Endeavor mission. When the shuttle returns on May 3, Heidi Mederos and Richard Sung, freshmen biology majors, will perform a series of experiments on tin crystals that the shuttle will bring back.