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Marine Biology Master’s student awarded Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Erika Bernal was awarded her fellowship to further her research on microplastics and oyster filtering.

Posted in: Biology, Marine Biology, Research

Erika Bernal Presenting at the 47th Benthic Ecology Meeting

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a student research program conducted through the Hudson River Foundation in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($3,800 for each fellowship) and research funds (up to $1,000) for eight college students to conduct research on the Hudson River. The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research. Learn more about the fellowship and the Hudson River Foundation.

Erika’s work will be in collaboration with the NOAA lab at Sandy Hook.