• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Elementary Education

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    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

Lima Bean Research

Today between classes I ran into one of my old roommates/teammates/friends. After chatting with hm for a few minutes he asked if I wanted to see what he has been researching. Obviously I was curious! Wes proposed a research idea earlier in the year to one of his professors. The professor liked Wes’s idea and decided to bring him on his research team. Wes Hedlund, a senior here at CSS, is researching the affects of certain disposed products such as, batteries, tranformer boards, etc. on water and plant growth – lima beans. In the picture below, the large lima bean plants (left) are healthy. If you look to the far right of the picture you can see what looks to be like a filter into a large flask. In the top of the filter is old battery parts and in the flask below is the water (brown) that has been drained through the batteries – disgusting!  This is simulating on a small scale what the inappropriate disposal of batteries is doing to the soil, farm like, and water after being buried in the land fill for just a short amount of time.

Wes’s hopes are to water the lima beans with the contaminated/polluted water and see the effects. On my way out of the lab Wes stated, “I’m hoping to discover something really cool!”. Pretty awesome to see my friends doing what interests them and at a place (CSS) that is supportive of research that interests students.

The professor Wes is working alongside is helping out with the water pollution probem in Flint, MI. Cool to see first hand what our professors and my studious friends are doing these days! Research on Wes!

My great pal Wes looking over his lima beans or as he calls them, "his babies".

My great pal Wes looking over his lima beans or as he calls them, “his babies”.

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