Part of my post doc is geared toward creating a program that broadens STEM participation in traditionally underrepresented students. I was lucky to have been invited to join an initiative led by Dr. Aaron Thomas from the U of M to participate as a STEM educator and create a short project for Native American middle school students to experience a STEM subject. I created a river biomonitoring project, where kids had to use aquatic insects to assess and compare the health of 2 streams in Missoula. Our program was a huge success and we even got featured in the Missoulian, our local news paper!
New project investigating thermal tolerance in stoneflies from glacial meltwater in the Grand Tetons