Name this CNS Alumnus – January 2012 Monthly Contest

Each month, the College of Natural Science Alumni Association hosts a contest featuring an alumnus or faculty member, proving that Spartans Will – every day, Spartans around the world rise to practically every challenge imaginable.

 

NAME THIS CNS ALUMNUS

1. Received their B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University.
2. Her love of animals began as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her research focused on the beginnings of rodents, rabbits, and hares and while working in the Arctic in the 1970s and ’80s, discovered the first fossils of Tertiary land animals that documented a northerly migration route between North America and Europe.
3. Was the first American woman to receive the A.S. Romer-G.G. Simpson medal, considered the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Enter by sending your answer along with your name, major and graduation year, and email address to Elizabeth Wheeler via email.

All entries must be received by January 31, 2012.

HOW TO PLAY

  • Use the clues provided to guess and send your answer (please include your name, major and graduation year) to Elizabeth Wheeler via email.
  • From the correct answers received, we will randomly draw the name of one (1) person who will win an MSU/CNS prize package.
  • The MSU/CNS prize package will consist of one (1) CNS polo shirt; one (1) CNS Alumni window cling (for alumni only; student winners will receive a randomly selected item of equal value); and one (1) CNS Alumni pen or key chain (for alumni only; student winners will receive a randomly selected item of equal value).
  • The winner will be notified via email by Elizabeth Wheeler.
  • One entry per person. College of Natural Science Advancement staff are not eligible.

NOVEMBER 2011 CONTEST ANSWER

Each month, the College of Natural Science Alumni Association hosts a contest featuring an alumnus or faculty member, proving that Spartans Will – every day, Spartans around the world rise to practically every challenge imaginable. From time to time, we’ll be featuring other types of contests.  In November, we featured a math puzzler.

You have $100 and must spend it all purchasing exactly one hundred animals at the pet store. Dogs cost $15, cats cost $1, and mice are 25 cents each.  The only other criterion is that you have to purchase at least one of each animal.

How many of each animal do you have to purchase to equal one hundred animals purchased at exactly $100?

ANSWER: 3 dogs, 41 cats and 56 mice.

Congratulations to Malorie Machart, Genomics & Molecular Genetics ’11, the winner of our November contest!



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