Students gain experience in URI study fellowships

EMILY FIELD, left, a URI Coastal Fellow for two years in a row, and graduate student Nicole Rohr put buckets in the water at the Bay Campus for an experiment. /
EMILY FIELD, left, a URI Coastal Fellow for two years in a row, and graduate student Nicole Rohr put buckets in the water at the Bay Campus for an experiment. /
They may not sound like the sexiest research topics, but it turns out that studying algae, deer ticks and E. coli in mouse intestines are drawing more University of Rhode Island students than ever before. The school’s 12-year-old Coastal Fellows Program, an eight-month work-study curriculum, attracted a record pool of 84 applicants this year, from…

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