Grant: $107,504 - National Science Foundation - May. 29, 2009
50% voted satisfied - 50% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The goal of this proposal is to train talented students from underrepresented groups to become field ecologists engaging in international collaboration. To accomplish this goal, the PIs will provide a comprehensive year-round research experience, including a summer of research in Costa Rica under the mentorship of Costa Rican scientists. Each year, at least four undergraduates and one graduate student will be competitively selected for the program from CSU Dominguez Hills and Occidental College. They will be joined by an inner-city high school biology teacher and short-term research recruits and citizen scientists. The participants will develop their research projects collaboratively with the PIs and their mentors in the spring, and will continue with their projects in the fall after returning to their home institution.
Project Description: Spending on this grant began in August 2009. One Occidental Biology 2008 graduate received a stipend to continue her project in Costa Rica (project was begun and partly funded through previous NSF award to this PI. Travel was supported for two 'research recruits' as specified in the grant proposal. These students spent two weeks at the field site and participated in various research actvities.
Jobs Summary: Post-baccalaureate researcher position. This was a temporary position, 67% paid for by previous grant. A 2009 Occidental graduate worked for 10 weeks at our field site in Costa Rica to conduct ecological and behavioral research on a rain forest insect species. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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