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Alumni profile: Where are you now?

August 6, 2013
Brady Hardiman Summer Research Program '03 Mentor: Julian Hadley Project: Photosynthetic rates of Betula lenta : Effects on canopy carbon storage rates in a changing environment College and major: Ashland, Ohio Biology/Chemistry-2003 What you miss most about the Summer Research program : Hanging out with my REU cohort. They were a really fun and diverse group. I learned a lot from them and have enjoyed staying in touch. Also, the food was excellent. What you miss least about the program : Shared bathrooms and mosquitos. What about the program has stuck with you : The training in following a...Read more >

Students' summer in pictures

August 6, 2013
Congratulations Summer Research Program Students of 2013! This group conducted great research, withstood equipment malfunctions and other "that's research" delays admirably, and finally presented well-crafted presentations with poise at the 21st annual Student Research Symposium. They left this past weekend, some on Friday August 2 and some on Saturday August 3, with a phenomenal toolbox to draw from during later research experiences and academic forays. In addition to having great minds and work ethics, these students have huge hearts and adventurous spirits. Even during periods of...Read more >

You down with DDG?

August 2, 2013, by Shaylyn Adams
Shaylyn Adams and Vasco Carinhas
"Ooh you're working at the Harvard Forest, that's cool, right?! You get to swing from trees, work on your tan, get some exercise and play with chipmunks, right?!" Well, actually, wrong (and I'm sure most field work is not that glorious). Instead of building tree forts and befriending Bambi, my job at the Harvard Forest takes place pretty much completely inside (and with the deer flies this season, that's the way I like it). Not that I don't sweat; it gets fairly hot inside the Shaler building dining hall where there is no central AC. Nevertheless, rain or shine you can always find me and my...Read more >

Alumni profile: Where are you now?

August 1, 2013
Moussa Bakari Summer Research Program '11 Mentor : Jim Tang Project:  Soil Carbon Dynamics at Harvard Forest College and major: Lincoln University, Environmental Science and GIS. 2010. What you miss most about the Summer Research program : I miss the interaction with the mentors on a very casual basis. While some of the seminars were long, it was good to be able to have a one on one discussion with the presenters. There were a great opportunities, all around. What you miss least about the program : When in the field, it is always a good idea to have back-up power for your equipment. What...Read more >