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Category: Research Experiences

Nicole Lustgarten and a Dog - From a Literature Review to Being Published! - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

May 18, 2021

From a Literature Review to Being Published!

Nicole Lustgarten is an Environmental Technology and Management student who completed a research experience involving wastewater sampling and viruses. In addition to gaining research experience, Nicole also learned a lot about the importance of literature review in research. To read more about Nicole's experience, click here. 

Leslie Smith Doing Lab Work - The Search for Microplastics in Blue Crabs - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

May 14, 2021

The Search for Microplastics in Blue Crabs

Environmental Sciences student Leslie Smith had the opportunity to conduct research on ingested microplastics in blue crabs. Leslie and her research advisor worked on dissolving crab exoskeletons and identifying microplastic particles. To read more about Leslie's experience, click here. 

Vanessa Merrit Outdoors - Neotropical Research in the Time of COVID - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Apr 5, 2021

Neotropical Research in the Time of COVID

Vanessa Merritt is a Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology student whose plans for research were changed drastically during COVID. Although she wasn't able to travel, she still wanted to have an enriching experience by learning R Studio. To read more about Vanessa's learning experience, click here. 

April Sharp in a Flower Field - An Up-Close Look at Pollination Ecology - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Jan 29, 2021

An Up-Close Look at Pollination Ecology

April Sharp is an Environmental Sciences student who conducted an independent research project over the summer. She used light microscopy to process and identify different pollen samples, which she then used to observe patterns of pollination spillover. To read more about April's research project, click here. 

Holding a Bird - The Feathered Hermits of the Woods - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Oct 28, 2020

The Feathered Hermits of the Woods

Grainne O'Grady is a Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology student who spent her summer in the Black Mountains studying the Hermit Thrush. While she was there, she and her group recaptured specific birds that they had tagged with GPS trackers last year. 

Vanessa Merritt Headshot - Persevering with the Thrushes - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Oct 7, 2020

Persevering with the Thrushes

Vanessa Merritt is a Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology student who spent her summer studying Hermit Thrushes. Although her original plans were canceled due to COVID-19, Vanessa was still able to work from home on a research project that follows Hermit Thrushes in the Appalachian Mountains. 

Alyssa Quackenbush - Don't Be Trashy - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

May 6, 2020

Don’t Be Trashy

Alyssa Quackenbush is an Environmental Sciences student who conducted research about marine debris in the Pamlico Sound salt marshes. 

Arunabh Saikia GO PACK Symbol - Hog Farm, Sunshine, and Lots of Ammonium - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Jan 23, 2020

Hog Farm, Sunshine, and Lots of Ammonium

Arunabh Saikia is an Environmental Technology and Management student who had the opportunity to conduct research on whether trees located near a hog farm were able to reduce concentrations of atmospheric ammonium. 

Dec 2, 2019

Confronting Sustainable Energy Poverty in Zambia

Sriya Gottumukkula is an Environmental Sciences major who spent a summer in Zambia. She worked on several projects with the Energy Poverty PIRE, a program dedicated to providing access to energy services in Southern Africa. 

Nov 21, 2019

Clean Water, Brought to You by Germany!

Daniel Amparo is an Environmental Technology and Management and Chemistry major who had the opportunity to travel to Germany. While he was there, he participated in a research project about modifying organic clay compounds.