Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Posts, Student News

While many of the GRAB Lab students work on cutting edge biomineralization research, others work throughout Boston on environmental issues plaguing the city. Connor is continuing a lab completed at Emmanuel College in the Analytical Chemistry course where the Muddy River of Boston was tested for heavy metals. The lab tested a small portion of the river, but Connor is working to determine the health of the entire river, by measuring copper, lead, iron, and chromium at 13 different locations! Going from Jamaica pond all the way to the Charles River, the City of Boston can improve the ecosystem of the River known to all in the Fenway with this work.