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Posted on August 11, 2013 - 23:15 by Matthew Lichty

We only have one week left until we all give presentations on our projects and the program ends for the summer. During this next week, I will finish up my scientific poster and practice my presentation of the poster content. My poster will focus on the importance of verifying the occurrence data set before modeling.


Posted on August 11, 2013 - 21:16 by Geralle Powell

Its the tenth week of the internship at the garden and I have been spending the last few weeks, performing soil nutrient analyzes of the orchid Cypripedium candidum, preparing my presentation, and learning more than I thought I would ever know about orchids.I have become a master at using a compound microscope and have learned to program and import functions in the statistical program,


Posted on August 8, 2013 - 11:42 by Jenifer Yost

Hi from the East Coast! My name is Jenifer Yost and I'm a senior at Lake Forest College double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies.


Posted on August 7, 2013 - 08:40 by Christopher Wright

The clock is winding down on our time at the Garden yet there is still plenty to be done.  The GIS analysis portion of my project is complete and the process of writing a report, developing a presentation and a poster is in full swing.  I cannot believe have fast the time has gone by!  While it seems that I wasn’t able to quite to accomplish all that I had originally set out to do (I think I wa


Posted on August 3, 2013 - 19:59 by Dayvis Blasini

During this last month, I have been collecting data to address our concerns about the possible hybridization between introduced Echinacea pallida and native Echinacea angustifolia in nature. I have had the opportunity of learning a lot about these species of plants as well as their pollinators. This experience has been really revealing to me since ecology is my passion.


Posted on July 31, 2013 - 19:25 by Benjamin Girgenti

I wasn't quite sure what to expect this summer, as I wasn't officially an REU, yet I was doing kind of the same things they were doing.  What I was doing was pretty much unknown.  As all the REU's had a specific project they were assigned to.   I was expecting to be a lab hand that did all the more tedious things.  So I was very surprised when Lauren had me sciencing.


Posted on July 30, 2013 - 10:20 by Lisa Guan

Top 3 things I've learned in Chicago:

1) Hockey is king (especially the Blackhawks).

2) There is such a thing as too much deep dish.

3) Nothing in research works the first time.


Posted on July 27, 2013 - 15:28 by Hosin West

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Posted on July 25, 2013 - 12:10 by Jessica Riebkes

Hello again!

Lots has happened since I last blogged about starting my project! Data collection is starting to wrap up and we have pages and pages of data to enter and analyze. A little update on each part of the study:


Posted on July 23, 2013 - 22:29 by Rosalba Herrera

Greetings everyone!

Welcome to an exciting summer internship in  the Chicago Botanic Garden


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