What Summer did you participate in the K-State REU Program: 2008
Highest Degree Earned: B.S, Kansas State University, 2010
Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Photos: Now (Field work in Costa Rica 2011; Right)
Briefly describe your REU research project.
The project was fieldwork at Konza Prairie and involved using radio telemetry to study habitat requirements and the behavioral ecology of Upland Sandpipers and Common Nighthawks by collecting blood samples and taking measurements of the birds (Mentors: Dr. Brett K. Sandercock and Rebecca Lohnes).
What was the best thing you remember about your summer in Manhattan, KS?
Briefly describe how the REU influenced your development as biologist
Did your experience in the REU significantly influence your career goals? If so, how?
Did you publish or present your REU research? If so please provide the details.
Konza Prairie: Breeding Place for Upland Sandpipers & Common Nighthawks, First Annual Developing Scholars Program Lectures, Kansas State University. 2009
Konza Prairie: Breeding Place for Upland Sandpipers & Common Nighthawks, Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society, Manhattan, Kansas. 2009
Parental Care of the Migratory Upland Sandpiper at Konza Prairie, “Evolution 2009,” Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), University of Idaho. 2009
Investigating the Home Ranges of Common Nighthawks and Parental Care of the Migratory Upland Sandpiper at Konza Prairie, Alianza’s Recognition Reception Celebrating Latino Student Achievement, Kansas State University. 2009
Parental Care of the Migratory Upland Sandpiper at Konza Prairie, 9th Annual Developing Scholars Program Research Symposium, Kansas State University. 2009