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Dr Susan Jewett an ichthyologist at the Smithsonian
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Dr. Susan Jewett, an ichthyologist at the Smithsonian Institution

June 2, 2010
Dr. Susan Jewett, an ichthyologist at the Smithsonian Institution discusses the coelacanth (a "living fossil") with participants of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholars Winter Workshop. The coelacanth is a prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct until found living in modern times. [One of three related images. See Next Image.]

More about this Image LSAMP is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, undergraduate program designed to increase substantially, the quantity and quality of students--especially African American, Hispanic and Native American--pursuing degrees and careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. NSF's LSAMP program has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Research Training program to share their expertise and excitement of natural history with students participating in LSAMP.