Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Scholars at TRC

The Summer Scholars are veterinary students who have earned the opportunity to work in research with faculty during their summer break. They received grant funding through a competitive process based on proposals they wrote. During the summer, they will work closely with faculty to learn more about the research process as well as take a lead role in one specific project. At the end of the summer, they will present the results of their projects at a research symposium and perhaps have the opportunity to contribute to a scientific paper. The Raptor Center is thrilled to have three Summer Scholar students working on the following projects.

One of the students is Megan Duckett (pictured here), who is working with TRC Executive Director Julia Ponder to evaluate a controlled-release Vitamin K product for use as a mitigation tool in raptors during rodent eradication projects on islands. This idea came from Dr. Ponder’s work with the Galapagos hawks in the fall of 2010. Dr. Ponder, TRC staff, and other partners are actively planning the next phase of this very important project. Keep watching our blog, Facebook and e-communications for information!

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