Save the date: Cofrin Student Symposium set for March 4

Our friends in Natural and Applied Sciences are asking you to please save the date for the Cofrin Student Symposium, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Attendees will hear from the 11 2013 Cofrin and Land Trust Grant recipients as they present the results of their research projects. Each presentation is about 15 minutes in length and faculty, students and others are welcome to join organizers for all or part of the event. If faculty members wish to offer attendance as an extra credit opportunity for students, the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity team will be happy to provide sign-in sheets for the class. Attending the symposium is a great way for students to find out more information about the expectations of the program and to get a better idea of what the Cofrin Grant research experience is like. Vicki Medland, Associate Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, will have an itinerary and abstracts for the presentations available in early March.

Seeking mentors for Cofrin, Land Trust Grant programs
And speaking of grant opportunities, Medland and co. are asking for faculty members to consider mentoring a student in the campus-wide Cofrin and Land Trust Grant program. Grants are available to support independent student research projects conducted within the Cofrin Arboretum and the UW-Green Bay Natural Areas, including Toft Point and Peninsula Center in Door County, Point au Sable in Brown County and Kingfisher Farm in Manitowoc County. An additional grant is available for research at other natural areas in the western Great Lakes Area. Undergraduate and graduate students in any major are eligible to apply, though preference will be given to undergrads. You can view the list of completed projects here: The deadline to apply for the grants is April 14. Please see the Biodiversity Center website for more information about the program and the application process.

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