Cassie Lai, of Westborough, is one of 11 UMass-Dartmouth biology honors students under the direction of Professor Guillermo Paz-y-Mino working to popularize science and the importance of science-based decision-making. The student team recently launched a blog containing 100 videos and animations that teachers and parents can use to excite young people about biology. The blog can be found at http://guillermopazyminoclaboratory.blogs.umassd.edu/biology-videos-animations/.
Alexis M. Carter, of Shrewsbury, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at Curry College, where she is a freshman, studying nursing. She is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Carter of Gulf Street.