Pisano, a Rock Bridge senior, will focus on how the BT toxin effects worms and Micah, also a Rock Bridge senior, will be looking at how common herbicides effect spiders. Both are in the preliminary stages of their experiments, with Pisano waiting to use harvested corn from Mizzou's Bradford Farms and Fletcher continuing to collect the correct species of arachnid.
Michael Pisano (L) and Micah Fletcher (R) work in the CACC Science Lab
Pisano and Fletcher will present their experiments at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in St. Louis next March. We'll update you on their progress throughout the year!
You can also check out the Columbia Missourian article on Pisano and Fletcher here!