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What are you up to now?

March 26, 2009
Samantha Hilerio REU '08 and '09 Mentors: Aaron Ellison, Clarisse Hart Projects: Canopy Type Affects Habitat Preference in Web-Building and Hunting Spiders; The Presence of Spiders Reduces Ant Activity in Bogs Hometown: Barre, MA College and major: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Aerospace Engineering, class of 2012 What you miss most about the REU program: Doing my job in the woods, what better place is there? What you miss least about the REU program: Soil respiration- all be wary of the huge machine with the collar. What about the REU program has stuck with you: I learned a whole lot...Read more >

What are you up to now?

March 26, 2009
Jonathan Mejia REU '08 Mentor: Aaron Ellison Project: Measuring Niche Overlap Between Spiders and the Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) in Tom Swamp (abstract) Hometown: NYC College and major: University of Vermont, Biological Science, class of 2009 What you miss most about the REU program: The people there were great and so was the house. It was seriously the best summer experience I ever had. But I have to say that what I miss most is the lab. What you miss least about the REU program: I miss the mosquitoes least. They were vicious and unfriendly. What about the REU program has...Read more >