FSC students give biology presentation
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 18, 2005) — Florida Southern students Ben Carter and Marydee Vaile, biology majors and members of Tri-Beta, the biology honorary society, attended and presented their research project at the Tri-Beta Southeastern Regional Convention.
Carter and Vaile’s project placed third among 32 submissions at the convention. Their research, “Determination of the effectiveness of stormwater treatment wetlands as natural filtering habitats,” was developed during their Field Methods in Biology class, which focused on Southern Landing, a wetland restoration project on Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Fla. Carter, a 2005 graduate, resides in Lakeland. Vaile, a senior, is the daughter of Victor and Marsha Vaile of Auburndale, Fla.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.