KBS LTER helps prospective biological science grad students envision the field

The second annual Envision EEB event was held Sept. 16-17, 2022, and this year W.K. Kellogg Biological Station hosted a tour that gave a glimpse into life as a grad student in the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior—EEB—program.

The Envision EEB: Graduate Preview Weekend provides students from underrepresented backgrounds information on the graduate application process and how to fund their graduate research through grants and fellowships. It also offers an early opportunity to network with potential advisors.

About the program

The weekend, which was held in person this year after being offered remotely in 2021, included professional development workshops, social events around East Lansing, and the field trip to KBS to tour the Long-term Ecological Research program site and the Pond Lab.

Visiting KBS

“It was very special to connect with this amazing group of students,” said integrative biology assistant professor and KBS resident faculty Sarah Fitzpatrick, who co-chaired the event.

“Many of the students really valued seeing the experimental set-ups in the field and I heard quite a bit of conversation about how the resources for research at KBS would benefit their work on the ride back to main campus,” said Ph.D. candidate Emily Conway, who helped to organize the weekend. “Students really liked KBS!”

Nameer Baker leads a tour of the KBS Long-term Ecological Research program site.

This article was modified from the original, posted by MSU College of Natural Science.