Lake Lover

Fresh water is the most important substance on Earth
February 10, 2020

UMD's Elizabeth Minor with students. Minor recently received UMD’s Sabra S. and Dennis L. Anderson Scholar/Teacher Award.

Elizabeth Minor became fascinated with water while growing up on the Chesapeake Bay. As a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) professor who studies lake ecosystems, she hopes to pass along her love for the water to her students.

Of the 20 undergrads who’ve worked in her lab, at least seven have gone on to graduate school; two continued to work in the lab. Minor recently received UMD’s Sabra S. and Dennis L. Anderson Scholar/Teacher Award.

“My research lets me poke at the edges of knowledge, extend that knowledge to something new, then share that with students, and that’s fun,” she says.