My Intro Bio students wowed everyone (including themselves) when they presented their original research at our poster symposium.
As I’ve mentioned before, I came to St Ambrose because of the Biology Department’s commitment to authentic science. This semester, I guided these freshman through authentic inquiry experiences. Each student developed a question and a hypothesis, used the literature and trial and error to design methods, collected and analyzed data, and finally disseminated their findings–check out the beautiful scientific posters below. I’m so proud of what they accomplished this semester!
We hit our Kickstarter goal! Thank you SO much everyone who supported our purring cricket research! I’m so excited I’m literally jumping up and down right now. Wow!
We will be sending everyone PURRsonal thank you notes from the field. Until then, thank you so much for making this possible! We are so excited about this research and could not do it without your support.
…haven’t gotten around to it yet. Well you have 1 week left! Thanks so much everyone who has already supported my #purringcricket research and helped me Kickstart my research program here at SAU.
How cool! The Hawaii News mentioned our Kickstarter when they wrote about the purring cricket discovery 🙂 12 days to go…
little video about the purring crickets. So cool! (Ignore all the shots of other Orthopterans. It’s guess it’s difficult to find stock videos of Teleogryllus oceanicus 🙂 )
We can’t wait to find out if parasitic flies can hear the purr when we head back to the field in January. Thanks for helping us get there!
#PurringCrickets are in the news! Check out coverage of our discovery in Newsweek and NewScientist. We are heading to the field to collect data for the next piece of the story, and we need your support. Thanks everyone who has already contributed to our Kickstarter. We are almost halfway to our goal with 2 weeks left to go.
My collaborator, Robin Tinghitella, was interviewed about our purring cricket research. Check out the lovely article through the University of Denver. #purringcrickets
It’s that time of year again. We are accepting proposals for the Animal Behavior Society Outreach Grant. We plan to award several grants up to $1,000 this year. Proposals are only 1 page and are due December 1, 2018. You must be a member of ABS to apply. What are you waiting for?!
…my research on purring crickets by helping me complete a field season this winter. This kickstarter will cover costs for me as well as an undergraduate I’m mentoring. Every dollar helps, and you can get fun prizes. Thanks so much!
Joseph Lappie from SAU teaching me screen printing
I was checking out the farmers market in Davenport and ran into the SAU art department! They were teaching the public how to screen print. I printed a tote! How cool is that? I just want to take a moment to give a shout out to St Ambrose. The faculty and the students are engaged in the community and committed to service. It’s pretty amazing. I’m feeling lucky to be an Ambrosian.