Impact on Students The students’ benefit, their success and enthusiasm, alone is pay-off enough. However, the returns in productivity and growth in the museum should convince any department that a well managed undergraduate program is well worth the effort. Undergrads
Advantages of “Outside the Classroom” Education
Why engage undergraduates in research? Engaging undergraduates in research is critical to training biomedical scientists and health care professionals who are prepared to tackle the numerous challenges facing modern humans. Students learn most effectively by doing (Simmons et al. 2008)
Why focus on vertebrate evolutionary biology? Evolutionary studies of vertebrate biology provide a critical framework from which to interpret human responses to medical and other challenges (Nesse et al. 2006). Humans represent one of ~4,500 extant species of mammals, suggesting
Who Are Our Target Students?
Introduction Our goal is to ensure that the next generation of scientists and professionals have a good understanding of evolutionary biology and museum science. With climate change, invasive species, new spreading diseases, and conservation becoming more and more of a