On Saturday, October 27, 2012, several of the TERFers presented posters at the WUSTL Undergraduate Research Symposium in Olin Library. This is an amazing opportunity for high school students to participate in an advanced college-level experience in scientific communication. And I'm happy to report that they are easily mistaken for undergraduates!
This educational collaboration between Washington University's Tyson Research Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden's Shaw Nature Reserve is designed to engage St. Louis area high school students in scientifically-based exploration of the natural world. Linked programs of field training (SIFT) and field research (TERF) provide teenagers with experiences that realistically reflect research in environmental biology. Participating teens learn a variety of field investigation skills and then have the opportunity to put those new skills to work assisting career scientists with real research projects.