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Students Share Summer Research Experiences

Friday, July 5, 2013
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Harvard Forest Summer Research Program students

Canopy robots, urban heat islands, invasive insects, and underground root photography: our 25 summer students are all blogging about their independent projects in our Summer Research Program, underway now.

One student reports, "Recently, my friends and I climbed Mt. Greylock (the tallest mountain in Massachusetts), and like that climb, this summer has certainly been a challenge. I have learned more than I ever could in any class."

I have learned more than I ever could in any class. - See more at: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/blog/finding-hay-needle-stack#sthash.Kv532Ygx.dpuf
I have learned more than I ever could in any class. - See more at: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/blog/finding-hay-needle-stack#sthash.Kv532Ygx.dpuf

Students regularly go on to publish scientific papers, complete honors theses, and present at national conferences with their summer data.

The highly competitive, 11-week program is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation, the Long-Term Ecological Research Program, NASA, Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Peabo Gardner Memorial Fund, the USDA, the US EPA, the US Department of Energy, and the Mount Holyoke College Miller Worley Center for the Environment.

The blog is a part of a larger Harvard Forest effort to help budding researchers improve their ability to communicate.

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