Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:45pm to 4:30pm

REU students studying the effects of pharmaceuticals at Cary's artificial stream facility.

Join the Cary Institute for our 30th Annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium, where 13 students will present the results of their summer research projects. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Cary Institute's REU program attracts students from all over the country.

Working with a mentor, participants craft a project, carry out research, analyze data, and present their findings. This summer, projects have included lakes in a changing global environment, the Hudson River and climate change, drivers of mammal patch occupancy, ecosystem regulation of mosquitoes, effects of pharmaceuticals on stream ecosystem, indirect effects and interactions of invasive forest pests.

The following is a list of students, their college affiliation, their project title, and their mentor(s): 


Abigail Lewis: Pomona College, Mentor(s): Kathie Weathers and Dave Richardson

Abigail McCrea: Oberlin College, Mentor(s): Shannon LaDeau

Byron Birss: Southern Oregon University, Mentor(s): Alan Berkowitz, Shelly Forster, and Lia Harris

Celestina Wright: Oberlin College, Mentor(s): Sarah Bowden

Deresha Porter: Louisiana State University, Mentor(s): Alan Berkowitz, Rhea Esposito, Lia Harris, and Bess Caplan

Douglas Page: North Carolina A&T State University, Mentor(s): José Anadón, Josh Ginsberg, Alexis Brewer, and Mike Fargione

Elena Prado-Ragan: Knox College, Mentor(s): Shannon LaDeau

Jennifer Nieves: Montclair State University, Mentor(s): Lynn Christenson

Johnathan Clementi: Marist College, Mentor(s): Chris Solomon and Alex Ross

Margot Shrift: Kutztown University of Pennsylania, Mentor(s): Kathie Weathers and Hamid Norouzi

Melisa Bohlman: University of Arizona, Mentor(s): Colin Fuss and Gary Lovett

Mikayla Domingo: Oregon State University, Mentor(s): Stuart Findlay, Maria Tzortziou, and Liz Corbett

Sophia Skoglund: St. Olaf College, Mentor(s): Kathie Weathers and Hamid Norouzi

For more information, call (845) 677-7600 x326 or e-mail locheta@ caryinstitute.org.


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