New College researchers present at Botany 2018 Conference

From left, New College Research Scholar and Selby Research Associate Brian Sidoti, student Elena Meyer, Assistant Professor of Biology Brad Oberle, and students Liliana Benitez and Elizabeth White presented their botany research at an international conference in July.
From left, New College Research Scholar and Selby Research Associate Brian Sidoti, student Elena Meyer, Assistant Professor of Biology Brad Oberle, and students Liliana Benitez and Elizabeth White presented their botany research at an international conference in July.

Assistant Professor of Biology Brad Oberle, New College Research Scholar and Selby Research Associate Brian Sidoti, along with New College students Elena Meyer, Liliana Benitez and Elizabeth White, presented their research at the Botany 2018 conference, held in Rochester, Minnesota, in late July.
All three students are alumnae of the Calusa Prize program, a collaboration between Selby Gardens and New College, giving students the opportunity to work with professional staff on plant science, conservation and public outreach and comes with a $25,000 award to students in degree programs at New College.


Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is a top-ranked public liberal arts college the state's Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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