A Brock Master of Sustainability student in the running for a nationwide photo contest needs the support of the University community to claim the top prize.Dana Harris is one of 20 researchers across Canada who are vying for the People’s Choice Award in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Science Exposed contest.Dana Harris’ submission to the NSERC Science Exposed competition features cells of the jack pine tree.Her submission, titled “Exploring the Jack Pine Tight Knit Family Tree,” shows phases of stained developing xylem cells that are found in a wood sample cored from the outermost part of a jack pine tree in the Northwest Territories, where she is from.Voting for the People’s Choice Award, which began when finalists were announced this spring, closes Sunday, Sept. 16.Visitors to the Science Exposed website must register to vote for their favourite photo.The image that receives the most votes from the public will win the People’s Choice Award. Only one form can be submitted per person per email for the duration of the contest.NSERC’s Science Exposed contest showcases images of Canadian scientific research from all fields. The contest is open to faculty and student researchers in post-secondary institutions and researchers in public and private research centres.

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