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.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Washington University Undergraduate Research Symposium - Fall 2014

Saturday, October 11 was Washington University's Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, and many of this year's TERFers were there presenting their posters. Their area was so crowded with visitors wanting to hear about their research that it was difficult to walk from poster to poster!

Aiza Bustos of Natural Enemies

Explaining her results

Alex Porter of Glade Team

Discussion between the two Glade Team TERFers

Sarah Monsey of Glade Team

Jacob Reitinger of Turtle Team deep in conversation

Alex Connell, also of Turtle Team, presents his research.

Courtney Vishy, a former TERFer who is now an undergraduate student at WUSTL, visits with Alex to hear an update on the Tyson and Forest Park box turtles

Dasha Malkova (left) and Hannah Walkowski (right) of Forest Team presenting to guests

Hannah presenting to Dr. Kathy Miller, chair of the WUSTL biology department!

Sarah Link of the Invasive Plants Team

Sarah gets a thumbs up from former TERFer Thomas Van Horn, one of her undergraduate mentors.

Thomas is now a WUSTL undergraduate student and very excited to be presenting.

Many familiar faces are out to support everyone.
We are so proud of what the TERFers have accomplished this summer and fall! Congratulations, all of you!