Oswego State Sustainability Speakers Series Presents Research on Pollution in Great Lakes

Dr. Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry and environmental sciences program coordinator for State University of New York at Fredonia, will be on the Oswego campus to present her research on contamination of the Great Lakes.

Mason has been working with Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza from University of Wisconsin-Superior to study the plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems, specifically the Great Lakes.

According to a recent interview, Mason indicated that Lake Ontario is as contaminated as Lake Erie.

In collaboration with the 5 Gyres Institute, the research team conducted the first survey for plastic pollution within the open waters of the Great Lakes.

Mason will speak at 7 p.m. on March 31 in 114 Campus Center as part of the Sustainability Speakers Series.

The series is open to all students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the larger Oswego community.