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REUG China 2015

 Yet again, we had another great 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 effects of biochar on spent greenhouse soil, to (b) the isolation and identification of a salt tolerant gene in Tamarix chinensis, to (c) continuing research looking at the potential of urbanization on bird nests, among other projects. The 2015 program ran from May 24 - July 6.

Jeremy Isabelle and a curious young girl share a moment while resting at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. 2015.

This year, six undergraduate students and three graduate students, along with six faculty and one staff from two partnering universities, AAMU and Tuskegee University, traveled to China in May 2015 to conduct their own research in partnership with research faculty at Nanjing Forestry University. All students conducted their own research. One student, Hollis Dahn (from Central Florida University), returned from the previous year in order to conduct follow-up research on her project examining genetic differences of two potentially different species of frog that are currently listed as a single species.

Students were 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.

Read the 2015 student Proceedings, which include both their scientific papers as well as their cultural papers.

REU Students

  • La'Teasha Watkins
  • Jessica Williams
  • Hollis Dahn
  • Jeremy Isabelle
  • Michelle Phillips
  • Chrystal Li

Graduate Students

  • Eboney Stallworth
  • John Fleurimond
  • Kevin Messenger

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