Sep
26
Wed
Fellows Lecture Series: Leigh Ellyn Preston @ SPH Classroom 119/120
Sep 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Leigh Ellyn Preston is a DrPH candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental Science at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Leigh traveled to Quito, Ecuador to research the environmental health infrastructure issues and zoonotic exposures that potentially influence diarrheal disease in urban neighborhoods versus rural neighborhoods. While abroad, Leigh also had a goal to identify barrios on the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz with higher incidence rates of parasitic infections. Come hear about Leigh’s experience and what she learned!

Oct
2
Tue
ISP Informational @ MSC 2502
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM

Come join us to learn more about the International Service Program. If you are interested, you will not want to miss out!

Oct
4
Thu
Fellows Lecture Series: Rachel Adams @ WFES 336
Oct 4 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Rachel Adams is a PhD candidate in the Ecosystem Science and Management department. Her research focuses on deep rooting tropical trees in the seasonally dry forests of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. With genetics tools and stable isotopes, Adams determined which species can grow deep roots into the caves and how their access to groundwater impacts above ground forest composition and productivity. Come hear about Rachel’s experience and what she learned!

Oct
10
Wed
Fellows Lecture Series: Brianna Myre @ BTLR 309
Oct 10 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Brie Myre is a PhD candidate in Biology studying sea turtle feeding physiology during reproduction. Her goal is to use physiology as a tool for conservation, as hormones can inform us about the cryptic behavior of these mysterious creatures. The central focus of Brie’s work is to advise the development of more effective conservation plans to aid Olive Ridley sea turtles in having more and healthier offspring. Come hear about Brie’s experience and what she learned!

Oct
12
Fri
Fellows Pre-Proposal Due
Oct 12 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows pre-proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 12th.

Oct
26
Fri
ISP Application Due
Oct 26 @ 5:00 PM

Applications for ISP are due on October 26th by 5pm at the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC.

Oct
29
Mon
Fellows Proposal Due
Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows proposals must be submitted to the MSC L.T. Jordan Office, room 2293 on the 2nd floor of the MSC, by 5pm on October 29th.

Nov
7
Wed
Fellows Interviews
Nov 7 @ 5:00 PM – Nov 14 @ 5:00 PM

Fellows interviews will be conducted from November 7th to the 14th. Upon notification, applicants will sign up for time slots for the interview.

Oct
7
Mon
MSC L.T. Jordan Fellow Manuel Flores Presents Investigating Plant Traits for Clues to Future Tropical Forest Success in a Changing World @ WFES 316
Oct 7 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Manuel Flores is a senior in the Department of Ecosystem Science
and Management. He traveled to Costa Rica to study the
physiological differences of shade tolerant plants across varying
elevation gradients. Manuel will continue developing his thesis
with the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Program.

Manuel Flores Poster

Oct
9
Wed
MSC L.T. Jordan Fellow Sarah Brinkley Presents Seeking Quality Over Quantity: Can soil management practices improve coffee quality for Honduran farmers? @ HFSB 105
Oct 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sarah Brinkley is a PhD candidate in the Department of Horticultural Sciences.
She traveled to Honduras to study how soil health impacts coffee quality and
how it may improve agricultural management practices.

Sarah Brinkley Poster