Students attend state wildlife meeting


In February 2018, thirteen students attended the annual meeting of the state chapter of The Wildlife Society. Travelling to Staunton, VA, four students presented their research, and were supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Nine additional students, supported by the Student Activites/Student Involvement office, also attended. This was a great opportunity for students to meet potential employers and enjoy some networking opportunities. Dr. Karen Powers, faculty advisor of the student chapter of The Wildlife Society, also attended and presented reseach.





Senior Makayla Beckner won second place for Best Student Poster (undergraduate division) for her research on Allegheny woodrats. She worked with Dr. Karen Powers and other collaborators from Virginia Tech and VDGIF.


Senior Tia Thompson presented her research on amphibian stress hormones. She was mentored by Dr. Matt Close and Dr. Sara O'Brien.


Seniors Codie Gleason and Ryley Harris presented their research on student engagement in fire ecology. They were mentored by Dr. Karen Powers.

Feb 23, 2018
Karen Powers