Exploring the Possibilities
McGill university - hebah mejbel
Ontario ministry of the environment and climate change (moecc)- alanna bodo
Hebah's internship at McGill University took place during May and June, 2018. Along with two students from McGill, Hebah was involved in the development of the methods used to sub-section freeze-cores in a lab setting. Four cores from lakes L227, L223, L224, and L442 in the Experiment Lakes Area in north-western Ontario were sub-sectioned over the course of 10 days in a sterile cold room. Because the cores were frozen, they developed a system where one person was in charge of using the rotary tool to cut the core, one person had to split the core piece into different vials (since the cores were shared between labs), and one person had to record everything (mass, interval level, etc) in an Excel file. They had to work extremely fast because the core was melting while they were cutting it!
Alanna's internship was four months long, and during her time at the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change she learned how to use a flow cam.