VT EPSCoR CWDD Students in Puerto Rico
Lindsay Wieland (VT EPSCoR CWDD Director) met with undergraduate students from Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad del Turabo, and Universidad de Puerto Rico to discuss internship opportunities for the summer 2015.
RACC Undergraduate interns are busy completing their research symposium posters and oral presentation outlines. They will return to Vermont in March to present at the Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium. RACC intern, Nemesis Ortiz, submitted her RACC research project to the Universidad de Puerto Rico as her senior thesis.
RACC High School students continue gathering data for their RACC projects. Research questions include:
- What is the diversity of macroinvertebrates in the soil exposed to fire in the Guánica Dry Forest Reserve?
- How do phytoplankton respond to the influx of carbon into the system from different fertilizer sources?
- How are butterfly populations changing in response to the changing climate?
- How are Puerto Rican streams responding to climate change?