UMaine mentioned in The County article on students winning science competition

The University of Maine was mentioned in The County article about three students from Presque Isle Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Program recently winning first place at the state level of a virtual science competition. The eighth graders entered the eCybermission Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition in fall 2017 and completed their study of the effects of the generic prescription painkiller naproxen sodium on zebrafish embryos in February, according to the article. The students’ adviser obtained 12 male and 12 female zebrafish from UMaine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, the article states. UMaine’s Carol Kim, associate vice chancellor for academic innovation and partnerships, and Melody Neely, an associate professor of molecular and biomedical sciences, often gave the students advice on how to best breed the zebrafish and information regarding the species’ life cycle, The County reported.