Another prize for eDNA work for high school star Samara Davis

A high school student Mark Stoeckle has mentored, Samara Davis (Ossining High School, Westchester), earned one of the very top prizes in the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium sponsored by top levels of the Department of Defense.  Samara’s project used eDNA to learn about the presence of animals (rare salamanders in particular) from vernal pools (temporary pools of water).  Very neat DNA forensics!  Congratulations to Mark and to Samara, who will start Yale College in September.

Here’s the tweet from the competition: They will post the winners on this website later.  Here is Samara enjoying the moment: