This post is written by BEACON postdoc Wendy Smythe
BEACON co-sponsored Alaska Native (Haida) pre-college students who presented research projects, two summer interns, presented research talks, and volunteered as undergraduate and graduate research judges.
Postdoctoral Fellows Wendy F. Smythe presented the research talk “Traditional Ecological Knowledge Coupled with STEM” and Alexa Warwick presented the research talk “Treefrog tales: incorporating evolutionary biology in research, conservation, and education”.
Summer interns Lauren Smythe and Sarah Peele presented their research projects at the National Conference. Lauren was mentored by Chandara Jack, Ph.D. presented the poster “Influence of Rhizobia and Herbivory on Rapid Evolution and Invasive Plants”. Sarah mentored by Wendy F. Smythe, Ph.D. presented the poster “What the HEK-Haida Ecological Knowledge Coupled with STEM”. Lauren and Sarah are both Alaska Native students, from the Kaigani Haida community of Hydaburg, Alaska.