Hello again! We have now reached the 6th week at the garden and it has been busy fulfilling week! This week I started to collect data that will be used in my final presentation on the 15th of August which is super exciting to say the least!
What will happen to native plant populations with climate change? My project seeks to answer this question by looking at a subset of native plant species that are commonly found throughout most of the country.
It wasn’t the words exchanged that afternoon my sophomore year but the look in Professor Graf’s eyes that first clued me in to how disheartening and difficult scientific exploration could be. We had run into each other a semester after I had finished his Bio 191 course when the always-peppy professor informed me of his current laboratory frustrations.
When most people think of scientific work at the Chicago Botanic Garden they wouldn't be mistaken to think of this science comprised of plant sciences. But all plants have a close knit evolutionary relationship with fungi that stems back from before the first flowering plants came to be.
Hello, my name is Andrea Gruver and I have just finished my fifth week at the Chicago Botanic Garden and am fully immersed in my project.
It is already July! WOW! It has been four weeks since I started this adventure with ten other fabulous people. There are so many things I have learned and there is still so much to learn. I cannot stop thinking about how grateful I feel about having this opportunity.
Greetings everyone! My name is Rosalba Herrera and I will be a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago. I was granted the opportunity to be part of the REU program. In the beginning of this new experience, I encounter poison ivy, heavy rain, tasting wild strawberries, and much more. I am thrilled to share my experiences with everyone.
Unlike most of the garden, I have the great pleasure of spending my summer studying plants that have been dead for a long, long time. My mentor, Pat Herendeen, and his colleagues have been collecting lignified fossil plant material from Mongolia for several years.
Greetings fellow interns, parents of interns, CBG colleagues, and whoever else may have stumbled across this blog entry. I have had the most fortunate privilege of working alongside some of the most enthusiastic, passionate science professionals these past three weeks and I cannot wait to tell you all about it.