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Established in 2018 by Daniel W. '88 and Kirsten Tauck '91 Mahar, this fund supports St. Lawrence University students with financial need who are participating in an internship program.

Conservation Intern at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

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During my time at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo (CBZ), I had several different forms of responsibility. I was responsible for providing animal care to the zoo's brook trout and eastern hellbenders. Additionally, I participated in several field research projects like horseshoe crab tagging as a part of Project Limulus, Candian goose banding with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and trolling the Long Island Sound with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo CDC corp students and the Sound School.

Summer Program Intern - Arvestaran Creative Development Center

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Arvestaran Creative Development Center is a center that provides the a range of services from consultancy and creative therapy services, such as art, music, dance, and crafts, educational services, such as pre-elementary training and vocational training. Arvestaran was started by the artist Hasmik Tangyan whom, prior to my internship, I had the pleasure of working with very briefly on a project. During this internship, my duties included but were not limited to: Acting as a teacher's aide during lessons, assisting in organizing and coordinating activities for the children,

Intern - United States Marshals Service

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I was an intern within the Asset Forfeiture Division of the United States Marshals Service, which oversees the nearly $5.5 billion Asset Forfeiture Fund. As a member of the Personal Property Unit, we were primarily responsible for the seizure, management, and liquidation of criminal assets. The overriding goal of the program is to ensure financial restitution for victims, funding of Department of Justice initiatives, and denying criminals of their ill gotten gains.

Visiting Bioarchaeology Fieldwork Student with University of New Brunswick

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The University of New Brunswick partners with Parks Canada in the excavation of human remains from the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The site used to be an 18th century settlement of alternatingly French and English settlers, and their placement of one of their cemeteries on the coast and the subsequent coastal erosion that has occurred over the past couple hundred years has put the bodies in danger of eroding into the ocean and washing up on the shore. As such, Dr. Amy Scott (Bioarchaeologist Professor at University of New Brunswick) and Dr.

Recognizing Capabilities in Early Childhood Education and Care

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This summer, Ngoc researched Philosophy of Childhood, focusing on Early Childhood Development. Her paper titled Recognizing Capabilities in Early Childhood Education and Care: A Necessary Condition for Child's Flourishing briefly introduces the expedition to promoting the capabilities approach, which aspires to uncover children's true capabilities in their early development. During her study abroad semester in Denmark, Ngoc was exposed to a completely different educational approach being adopted in the Danish school system.