Sixth Grader’s Science Project Stirs Controversy

July 28, 2014 12:45 PM

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Sixth Grader’s Science Project Stirs Controversy

Lauren Arrington, a sixth-grader, grabbed the attention of science research fraternity and media with her school project on invasive lionfish. Everything was going well till the time Zack Jud, a recent Ph.D. graduate, claimed that his research was main source of Arrington's work.

Jud, who has recently received a doctorate degree from Florida International University, claimed that Arrington has stolen his research work. His paper completed in 2011 is based on low-salinity estuaries.

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