“When does a scientist become a scientist? It is not when a person knows many facts and even understands in depth some aspect of the natural world. I would suggest the transition occurs when curiosity about a phenomenon leads to an inquiry for new knowledge. This can occur in a person with little or lots of knowledge about a subject. It is an attitude of inquiry.”
– James Bryant Conant, 1947
Science classrooms should 1) make science relevant; 2) give students opportunities to be scientists; and 3) stimulate conservation through appreciation. We do these by promoting undergraduate research.
This site contains work from our lab, including camera trap projects and research involving novel bacteriophages. It also includes information about a summer enrichment program, outreach events, posts written by our team, and opportunities for future students.