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REU China 2014

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We had another excellent year in Nanjing, China at our partner and host institution Nanjing Forestry University! Students worked hard with their AAMU and NFU mentors on projects ranging from (a) examining the presence of antibiotics in waterways, to (b) comparing two tree species' abilities to effectively alleviate lake eutrophication, to (c) examining the effects of urbanization on the presence of bats and their food prey availability and choices, among other projects. Last year's program ran from May 19 - July 14.

Eight undergraduate students and two graduate students, along with six faculty and one staff from two partnering universities, AAMU and Tuskegee University, traveled to China in May 2014 to conduct their own research in partnership with research faculty at Nanjing Forestry University. All students conducted their own research.


Each student was responsible for designing and conducting their own research, and disseminating information about their research through a written scientific paper, a PowerPoint presentation given to the NFU community, a poster summary of their work, and by creating their own website. Additionally, they were charged with writing about their personal experiences in China. Contained within each website is a link to their cultural experience and the scientific papers. All research was conducted under the guidance of their AAMU/TU and NFU mentors. 

We invite you to visit their sites and experience China through them. If you are an undergraduate student and think you may have an interest in research for your career future, please check back with us soon and apply to the program!

REU Students

​Linzi Thompson 

Morgan Dean

Hollis Dahn

Michael Kennedy

​Andrew Lawhorn

​Rosie Long

​Nicole Mihelich

​Cicely Wang


Graduate Students

​Mercedes Bartkovich

​Angelica Durrah

​Kevin Messenger



Students and faculty take a river boat tour in the City of Wuxi.

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant No. 2009-51160-05462 and No. 2013-38821-21250)


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is funded through the National Science Foundatio​n​  (grant #  1063101).   ​​

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