Dr. Elizabeth Congdon Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
Dr. Elizabeth Congdon was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF)fellowship for research and faculty development at the La Selva Research Station in Costa Rica. Selected faculty from Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) institutions become part of the La Selva research community comprised of Organization for Tropical Studies staff, independent researchers, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) field mentors, faculty course leaders, and other visitors that converge at La Selva to lead a myriad of research and educational programs.
"I am particularly interested in this opportunity to establish collaborations and develop strategies to expand our students' participation in programs that include ecology, tropical ecology, and conservation," said Congdon. "I hope to gain expertise in developing concise, short-term research projects that can be conducted by undergraduates in the time allotted by such courses that could lead to publications. These types of experiences can have huge impacts on students future opportunities —they did for me."
Congdon will spend up to eight weeks at the La Selva Research Station conducting research and other faculty development activities. Dr. Congdon has been at B-CU since 2012 and is a tenured associate professor. Her specialty is behavioral ecology and conservation.