University Relations Office
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
News and Events Details
The UW-Superior campus, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Welcome Back event for Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza who has just concluded a unique plastics research trip on the Great Lakes. She will recap some of the work she just accomplished on her ten day journey.
The event will be at 2 p.m. Thursday August 29. Please note the location change as the event will be held in the Yellowjacket Union.
When it comes to finding small plastic particles in the Great Lakes, nobody does is better than Dr. Lorena Rios-Mendoza. The UW-Superior assistant professor of chemistry is doing research that is getting local, regional, national and international attention due to the unique work that she and her team are doing.
One thing Rios does want to find is some answers during her research, she said, "We want to find evidences, so we can show those that are in power that the plastics is a danger pollutant , and maybe we need to change our use of plastics."
Her research group went to Lake Michigan first, than Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Other research stops were also expected on the Sea Dragon research boat. The trip concludes on August 28. Her team also did Great Lakes research in 2012 as well.
NOTE: SECRETARY BEN BRANCEL, WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
Copyright © The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
University of Wisconsin-Superior is an equal opportunity educator and employer