Emily Parrish, Jacob Barefoot, Aaron Wiggs, and Madison Parks presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium today! They were 4 of 90 undergraduate students at the University of South Alabama to present their research! Great job y'all!
Darrien Caudle successfully defended his MS thesis on instructor perceptions of integrating ideologically aware teaching materials within the classroom. He absolutely rocked it!
Emily Newman was selected as the top Life Sciences MS thesis at the University of South Alabama and will now go on to compete at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools this fall! Congrats to Emily and I'm excited for the awards ceremony on October 10th!
To kick off department seminar for the Fall 2023, we decided to showcase our graduate students and allowed them to compete in a 3-minute thesis competition. Chelsea and Darrien both threw down and competed against graduate students across the department. It was an awesome way to kick-off the semester and it was standing room only in the lecture hall!
New paper out today in Frontiers in Education lead by former lab post-doc Angela Google with undergraduate researchers Grace and Zachery. This was an amazing project in which we interview nearly 30 first gen undergraduate STEM students to document their experiences at the University of South Alabama. The full article can be found here.
New paper out this week in Frontiers in Education with Cissy Ballen's awesome research group at Auburn. This work is conducted as part of our NSF IUSE grant to explore how to incorporate Ideological Awareness into Introductory Biology curriculum! Full article can be read here.
The lab is collaborating with glass recycling company Glass Half Full and researchers from Tulane University to conduct experiments on the feasibility of growing coastal dune plants in recycled glass sand. These providing baseline data on the whether recycled glass may be a potential source to replenish rapidly eroding beach ecosystems. We currently have projects occurring within the field and in the greenhouse with many more to come!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama