Congratulations and thanks to Olivia Hanna and Isabel Koran on a nice summer project investigating the water quality at the future Charles River swimming site. Olivia and Isabel are high school students that joined our research group this summer through Northeastern’s Young Scholars Program (see link below). They were supervised and worked closely with PhD student Max Rome. Olivia and Isabel went out and measured E. coli and cyanobacteria at a number of sites and found some very interesting spatial and temporal patterns, like hotspots of E. coli at certain locations. Here is a picture I took during their final presentation.