BAR HARBOR – The Aristotle Fund of the Maine Community Foundation recently gave $7,500 to endow scholarships for Maine students taking part in the Jackson Laboratory’s Summer Student Program. In the summer of 2004, seven of 34 students taking part in the program were Maine natives.

The first Aristotle Scholarship was awarded to Rebecca Barter of Raymond, a senior at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. At the laboratory, Barter studied molecular pathways that are related to cancer in the mouse, and compiled information into a visual, interactive display. Her project will help to advance cancer research worldwide.

Carol Bult, PhD, a staff scientist at the laboratory and Barter’s mentor during her internship, commented, “Rebecca is one of the most gifted students I have had the pleasure of mentoring. The recognition that Rebecca received by being named an Aristotle Fund Scholar was well deserved.”


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