Thursday, March 7, 2013

Geography Major to Conduct Research in Costa Rica

Geography major Sarah Bleakney has been selected to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project in Costa Rica and Texas this summer.  In this project headquarted at Texas A&M University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Sarah will be part of a team of three undergraduate students and five faculty members who will carry out research on tropical climatology and meteorology.  She will spend part of the summer on the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Texas, and part at the Soltis Center field station in northern Costa Rica. 

Sarah is presently working in our Geography Department's Laboratory of Paleoenvironmental Research as a Geography 494 student, studying sediment core samples from Costa Rica.  This lab experience and her stellar academic record gave Sarah the edge over more than one hundred applicants from across the country who applied for the seven research internships open this summer in the Texas A&M REU.  Congratulations to Sarah for winning one of these highly competitive internships!