Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Although I don’t actively pursue undergraduates for research, the lab has plenty of datasets available for undergraduates that would like to get the experience. The lab will only provide datasets and assistance to the most eager and persistent that we deem worthy of being a lab member!

New project available for Fall/Spring 2015-16

19 August 2015 - We have a research opportunity for a deserving and motivated
 undergraduate student starting in fall 2015 at the Pennsylvania
 Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State University in
 the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.  The project
 involves research on use of stable isotopes to differentiate between
 wild and farm-raised pheasant.  The project will have flexible hours
 around a student’s schedule and will include some laboratory work and
 data analysis. The student will learn to process pheasant feathers and
 loading of processed feathers into tin capsules for subsequent stable
 isotope analysis of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen. The student
 will then be given the opportunity to analyze the data set in program R
 using mixing models for stable isotopes.  The selected student will not
 need any formal training as it will be provided during the course of the
 project.  The student will gain valuable knowledge in preparation and
 analysis of stable isotope datasets.
Interested individuals should send CV/resume to Dr. W. David Walter at the
 Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and set up an interview for the position.

Position will be open until August 28th.