Stow-Munroe Falls High School student discovers new fossil

by April Helms

Stow resident Megan Schinker: Started scientific research in summer 2017. Co-author of three scientific publications. Contributed to the identification of a new species of cyclid. 

Did we mention she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet? 

The Stow-Munroe Falls High School senior, who will graduate in May and turn 18 in July, has been working with Dr. Rodney Feldmann at Kent State University through the Science Experience Internship program. Through her work through this program, which started the summer after her sophomore year, she was able to help identify a new species of cyclid through fossil samples and photos she and Dr. Feldmann had requested from around the world. 

Debbie Schinker, Megan’s mother, explained that cyclids “are extinct marine crustaceans...

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POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:47am
UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 8:47am