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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

SIFT & TERF alumni infiltrate Tyson as undergrads

SIFT and TERF cohorts 1-4 may be over, but the students have far from disappeared! In fact, nearly half of the current undergraduate-level interns at Tyson are alumni of the program.

Cohort 1
  • Tess Rogers, Bee Team
  • Cassandra Gallupi, Glade Team
  • Emily Stein, TERF intern

Cohort 2
  • Taylor Rohan, Prairie Technician
  • Alex Samuels, Prairie Technician

Cohort 3
  • Dev Harrington, Forest Team 
  • Brendan Hellebusch, Bee Team

Cohort 4
  • Julia Steger, Glade Team
  • Maddy Willis, Glade Team
  • Tom Collins, Fire Team
  • Tyler Pokoski, Invasive Plants Team

Cohort 1 is in the house!  (l to r) Katie Seidler (TERF undergrad intern for Cohort 1); Cohort 1 alumnae Emily Stein, Cassandra Galluppi, and Tess Rogers; Susan Flowers
Brendan Hellebusch (Cohort 3) visits with Lauren Eveland, a former member of the Tyson prairie team who is now a grad student at Texas Tech in the lab of Bill Resetarits.

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