Dorothy Stout Grant Recipients for 2019
Hannah is currently a student at Oxford College of Emory University, where she is a double major in English and Environmental Science. After researching coral bleaching at the University of Hawai'i, Hannah has become a passionate advocate for ocean conservation and coral restoration. She will utilize this award to fund a specialized college course, Modern and Ancient Tropical Environments, where she will travel to the San Salvador island of the Bahamas to study island biogeography and reef ecology in her upcoming school year.
Sharon L. Karackattu earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida in 2000 and completed a Ph.D. in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. She served as a postdoctoral associate in MIT's Biological Engineering Division before spending two years as a Research Coordinator for Student Development at University of North Texas. She is currently a high school science instructor at Oak Hall School, an independent PreK-12 institution in Gainesville, FL specializing in chemistry and the life sciences. She has taught college-level courses in the biosciences and maintains and interest in studying students pursuing the STEM fields. She will utilize the Dorothy Stout Award to fund the development of cobalt-electroplated phosphate sensors to investigate contamination of local water sources in collaboration with teachers in other grades to foster enthusiasm for chemistry and environmental science among students at all levels.