Undergraduate research has high importance in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.
Many undergraduate students not only have the opportunity to perform research but also present it.
Jordan Heiman, a senior biology major, presented her research in May.
About the symposium
Heiman attended the Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands in Coral Springs, Florida.
Heiman presented her research on metals in gravel bar vegetation in a mining-contaminated river.
She has worked with her adviser, Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles, on several other projects.
“Jordan’s dedication and passion for our research is what led me to put her on the Big River contamination project,” said Kissoon-Charles, assistant professor of biology.
She was funded by the Honors College and the biology department.
“It was a great networking opportunity for Jordan,” said Kissoon-Charles, assistant professor of biology. “She plans to pursue a graduate degree studying environmental effects on marine ecosystems.”