THE JENNIFER H. MATTEI SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
The Department of Biology recently lost a beloved member of our faculty. Over her 27 years of service at Sacred Heart University, Jennifer Mattei truly exemplified all that we strive to achieve as faculty members in the department: providing the best education possible, offering our undergrads abundant opportunities to conduct research, and instilling in our students a love of life-long learning.
Jennifer was known throughout the University community for her passion about the environment—in particular the endangered horseshoe crab and shoreline restoration. She engaged anyone who would listen, especially her students who often joined her and other volunteers in such projects as tagging horseshoe crabs, installing reef balls, sand dunes and vegetation to promote shoreline restoration at Stratford Point, and much more.
To honor Jennifer's legacy, the Department of Biology is creating The Jennifer H. Mattei Scholarship for Undergraduate Research. This scholarship will provide undergraduate students with stipends to conduct research in Connecticut with a biology faculty member in the fields of ecology, coastal management and restoration or other biological studies involving Long Island Sound, and to support Project Limulus and related ecological research. A portion of the funds may be used for student travel to academic conferences. With your help, the goal is to establish an endowed fund in Jennifer's memory that will exist in perpetuity.