Symposium

Of Rising ScholarsFall 2022

Ophelia will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, September 24th! To attend the event and see Ophelia's presentation,

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Ophelia Burden

Edward R Murrow HSClass of 2023New York City, NY

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Projects

  • "How Anabaena can improve plant growth on Mars by acting as a biofertilizer" with mentor Luke (Working project)

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How Anabaena can improve plant growth on Mars by acting as a biofertilizer

Started Apr. 28, 2022

Abstract or project description

Ophelia will be writing a research paper about agricultural sustainability on future martian colonies. The project will discuss the proposed missions to Mars and how we will colonize the planet in the next 50+ years, but will specifically focus on how to increase crop yields using cyanobacteria. Ophelia will conduct an experiment to assess the effect of cyanobacteria as a biofertilizer to see if they can be used to increased plant growth.