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Museum Hosts Inaugural Symposium for Urban Barcode Project

Are crab cakes really made of crab? Do endangered species creep into street markets? How many types of bedbugs live in Brooklyn? These were just three of the dozens of research questions asked by participants in the inaugural New York City Urban Barcode Project, whose first symposium and awards ceremony took place at the Museum last week. 

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Eleanor Sterling Receives Mentoring Award

Museum scientist Eleanor Sterling has been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Faculty Mentoring Award at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sterling, who is the director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, serves as the director of graduate studies and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia.

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Urban Advantage Science Expo Returns to Museum

The Urban Advantage Science Expo will return to the Museum for its eighth year on Saturday, June 9. More than 300 science projects will be presented by over 500 middle school students. Project topics reflect a wide range of subject areas in the life, Earth, and physical sciences that were investigated by students in connection to their class visits to the Urban Advantage partner institutions, and include projects on the effect of zebra mussels on the Hudson River ecosystem as well as whether music influences plant growth. Watch a video.

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