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REU CANOPY EXPLORERS

Wheelchairs and Waterbears

The NSF-REU project to inspire mobility-limited students to train for a career in field biology is in its fifth and final year. What a joy to see these students reach the sky, literally and figuratively! They not only learn canopy access methods, but they also become excellent

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Meet the creature that can survive in outer space

From The World Weekly:
New research has now emerged showing that water bears have a novel way of preserving themselves through droughts, using a unique protein known as tardigrade-specific intrinsically disordered proteins (TDPs). When wet, TDPs are a jelly-like substance, but in drought conditions water bears curl up

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Summer 2017 REU program in Ethiopia – Now Accepting Applications

In Summer 2017, the REU Site at Colby College in Waterville, Maine will offer eight undergraduate students the chance to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests in Amhara, Ethiopia.
During the 8-week program (June 12-August 9), students will train at

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STUDENTS IN THE CANOPY – Rebecca Tripp

Rebecca Tripp is a student who studied with Dr. Meg Lowman’s National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate students, where mobility-limited students were trained to climb trees and sample micro-arthropods. Rebecca was part of a summer team who discovered 8 new species in the trees of Kansas, and

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In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs 2016

Ascending into the canopy, with Snousha Glaude.

In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
June 1 – August 9, 2016
with W.R. Millerand, PI and M. D. Lowman, Co-PI
Want A Different Research Experience?
Want new skills, new challenges, a bit of adventure, and an opportunity to publish your research?
NSF: REU: Research Opportunity
This is a three-dimensional research

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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 REU in Ethiopia program

Applications are now being accepted for students to participate in the Summer 2016 NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South Gondar, Ethiopia. This

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The Wise Man Built His House Among the Trees

The Wise Man Built His House…Among the Trees
Klaus DeBoer, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT
Summer 2015 REU Site: Undergraduate Research into the Cultural, Economic and Ecological Significance
of Church Forests in South Gondar, Ethiopia (www.colby.edu/reu-in-ethiopia)
Earlier this year, I applied for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Summer REU program in Ethiopia

Below Travis Reynolds announces that applications are now being accepted for students to participate in an NSF site-based REU program at Colby College and in South Gondar, Ethiopia.
We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South

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Wheelchair Bound Biologists Study Treetops Thanks To Climbing

A video news story on Dr. Meg Lowman’s Waterbears and Wheelchairs program featuring student Rebecca Tripp. This was filmed during the Academy’s first public climb in the East Garden earlier this month.
KPIX (CBS 5)
August 20, 2014

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A wheelchair doesn’t stop this scientist from soaring to the treetops

From Student Science’s Eureka Lab:
Rebecca Tripp speaks about her research with real passion, emotion that goes far beyond the fascinating organisms she studies. When she talks about her research with tardigrades, tiny, eight-legged creatures that she collected from the tops of trees, she doesn’t just talk about

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