REU Blog

Posted on July 25, 2012 - 10:59 by Hazel Levine

I had the opportunity to help monitor a section of beach at Illinois Beach State Park two weeks ago with the Plants of Concern program. After driving about an hour north of Glencoe, I arrived at this magnificent beach:

Posted on July 24, 2012 - 13:35 by Andrew Kaul

My data collection is complete and I'm now on to analysis and writing. I've really enjoyed conducting research up here in Kensington and I have learned a great deal. I've often heard that you learn more from the mistakes you make than the things you get right, so I'd like to share some of my mistakes and frustrations with you.

Posted on July 18, 2012 - 21:36 by Hannah King

Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I am a student at Stanford University where I study interdisciplinary environmental science. As a native to Chicagoland, it is a real treat to be back in the area working for the Chicago Botanic Garden and viewing the region through a whole new lens!

Posted on July 11, 2012 - 22:21 by Jesse Lundgren

Hi everyone out there in the Blogosphere!

Posted on July 9, 2012 - 22:14 by Laura Bofill

My name is Laura and I’ll be a senior at the University of Oregon this upcoming year, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology.  This summer, I got the great chance to travel far from home here to the Chicago Botanic Garden and work as an REU on a project focusing on nitrogen cycling in wetlands, specifically the process of denitrification.  For my specific project, I’ll be stu

Posted on July 2, 2012 - 13:02 by Oscar Herrera

Greetings everyone,

Posted on June 30, 2012 - 00:04 by Jillian Gall

Hi everyone,

Andrew gave a good introduction to what the two of us are doing out here in Western Minnesota. I'm particularly interested in the ant communities of the prairie and am spending my time out here examining ant species richness & abundance on the prairie remnants. 

Posted on June 27, 2012 - 15:46 by Andrew Kaul

Hey Everybody,

Posted on June 25, 2012 - 12:13 by Peter Sullivan

Hey everyone.  To give a quick background, I am by far the oldest of all the interns.  I graduated in 2007 with a degree in psychology but decided to return to undergraduate academia in order to take several prerequisite courses in an effort to ultimately enroll in a plant biology graduate program.  Because of this change in career choice, I find myself working as an REU intern at the Botanic G

Posted on June 22, 2012 - 19:24 by Breonna Slocum

Hey everyone!

My name is Breonna, and I'll be working as an REU at the Garden this summer on a project dealing with Invasive Species Ecology. I'm a rising senior at the Ohio State University (OSU), and I'm majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Spanish.