Mentors can now submit project proposals for the summer 2019 internship season! Deadline to submit an internship project is November 26th.
Congratulations to our alumni, Maria Schaedel, Monica Cesinger & Rachel Wells, on receiving for Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for their graduate research.
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
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.
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.
Congratulations to Taran Lichtenberger ( REU 2015 & 2016) who tied for first place at the 2016 Expo at Northwestern Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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
Congratulations to Lisa Hintz (REU 2013) on a publication that resulted from her REU project: Hintz, L., A. Foxx, M. Eshleman, T. E. Wood, and A. T. Kramer. 2016. Population differentiation in early life history traits of Cleome lutea var. lutea in the Intermountain West. Western North American Naturalist 76:6-17.
Congratulations to Melissa Mattwig (REU 2015) her poster won first place for the undergraduate student poster presentation at the Regional Science Consortium's Research Symposium at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) in Erie, PA.