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Congratulations and Welcome 2019 Cohort

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:04

Welcome 2019 REU cohort! We now have our 10 NSF and 2 College First Alumni interns! 

Thank you to the over 360 applicants for the Chicago Botanic Garden REU program. It was a difficult selection process with so many talented and amazing applicants!

Katie and Marina

Congratulations to 2017 Poster Winners

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:31

Congratulations to all 2017 REU students for their hard work and dedication this summer. All posters and video presentations showcased the new skills of our impressive cohort! A special congratulations goes to our award winners:
Best overall: Marina Malone
Best poster: Ana Flores
Best presentation: Elizabeth Donaldson

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Student impact on conservation

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:26

Olga Kildesheva (REU Mentor 2017) and Isiah Spears, the College First student she mentored, published an article "The College First Program Opens Doors to New Possibilities in Plant Conservation and Ecological Restoration" on the International Network for Seed-Based Restoration website (10 October 2017). The article  discusses the impact the College First students have on the future of plant conservation research as well as the important role that mentor plays in helping to shape their future. Participants in the REU Program mentor Chicago Public High School students who participate in the Chicago Botanic Garden College First Program.

Desirea Thole

Congratulations to Desirea Thole

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 15:38

Congratulations to Desirea Thole (REU 2015) on a presentation of her research titled: "Monarch abundance across an urban gradient" at an event called "Posters at St. Paul." The event was held at the Minnesota State Capitol on March 2nd, 2017. Desirea was able to speak to several legislators about her research and experience at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She was one of approximately 50 students selected to present at the event.

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Congratulations to all 2016 Poster Winners

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 15:43

Congratulations to all 2016 REU students for two final days of poster presentations and videos! All posters and video presentations were incredibly impressive! A special note of congratulations goes to our award winners:

Best overall: Amanda Patsis
Best poster: Allison May Buiser
Best presentation: Ben Barteau