Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A student in Angela Fuller's lab, Cat Sun, was awarded the Best Presentation award at the Department of Natural Resources 2017 Symposium, an entirely student run annual event. She is developing an app "I See Mammals" that is helping to integrate data (both presence and absence) to aid in bear conservation and wildlife practices in general in NY state. It is a great citizen science project!
UPDATE 9/27/17: press from The Cornell Daily Sun "Citizen Scientists Lead Wildlife Conservation Effort with New App"
In addition, Toby Holda (an MS candidate) and Ellen George (PhD student in Lars Rudstam's lab, photo below) worked together to put on an entertaining Workshop on Social Media for Scientists where the audience learned about the pros and cons of various social media platforms, summarized their work in six words, and then composed their own tweets about their research, with feedback from peers and faculty in small groups.
The BEST Program collaborated with them in an advisory role and encouraged the trainees to put on the interactive event themselves rather than having a panel discussion.