On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 a group of Biology Club members attended the Science Salon sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of Science and the University of Minnesota Biotechnology Institute. The event took place on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The students heard a presentation by Dr. Larry Wackett, a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota entitled “Fracking: Is the Water More Precious Than the Oil?” They also had the opportunity to tour research laboratories in the BioTechnology Institute. All who participated thought it was a very informative meeting. Biology Club joins Brother Arnold for Fall harvest.
In early fall, members of the Saint Mary’s Biology Club joined Brother Arnold McMullen for the harvest of produce from his prosperous garden. Brother Arnold and the students picked gourds from his garden as well as Brother John Grover’s. Brother Arnold appreciated the garden help, and the students enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with one of our Christian Brothers. To help raise funds for club activities, club members sold the gourds and pumpkins to faculty and staff.