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NSTC AWARDS TWO FELLOWSHIPS IN 2009 Bonnie Berry is pursuing a 3K' LQ %LRPHGLFDO 6FLHQFHV  FRQGXFWLQJ UHVHDUFK LQ 'U -DPHV +LFNPDQ¡V +\EULG 6\VWHPV /DE DW WKH 1DQR6FLence Technology Center at the 8QLYHUVLW\RI&HQWUDO)ORULGD She is a two-time alumni of 8&)6KHUHFHLYHGD%DFKHORU of Science - Biology with UniYHUVLW\+RQRUVLQDQGD0DVWHURI6FLHQFH%LRORJ\ LQ+HUPDVWHU¡VUHVHDUFKRQWKHJURZWKDQGVXUYLYal of bacteria in simulated martian conditions was conGXFWHGDWWKH6SDFH/LIH6FLHQFHV/DEDW.HQQHG\6SDFH &HQWHU IXQGHG E\ D IHOORZVKLS IURP WKH )ORULGD 6SDFH *UDQW&RQVRUWLXPDQGDUHVHDUFKJUDQWIURPWKH'HSDUW-

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STUDENT NEWS Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Research Participation Program During the 2009 summer, Travis J. Patterson was selected to conduct research in the areas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