Students from the Fitchburg State Summer Research Collaborative will present the results of their nine weeks of interdisciplinary work studying the health of local communities as well as the Nashua River watershed this Thursday, July 26 in Presidents' Hall. The presentations start at 9 a.m.
The research collaborative is funded in part by the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. The 20 student researchers were paid for their work.
The Health of Fitchburg Communities project, led by faculty members from Business Administration, Communications Media, Exercise and Sports Science, and Nursing, seeks to understand relationships between perceptions of health and physical activity. The Health of the Nashua River project, led by faculty members from Biology/Chemistry and Earth and Geographic Sciences, seeks to understand the environmental health of the Nashua River and its tributaries by studying water quality from biological, chemical, and geological perspectives, and connecting it to regional land use. More information about the project can be found on the Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Experience page.
Students from the Health of Fitchburg Communities project will present their work from 9 to 10 a.m., and students from the Nashua River project will present their work from 10 a.m. to noon.