Undergraduate Research with C. LeRoy

Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
Olympia
Day
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 10
0 Credits per quarter
Variable credit options, see below
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Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills—all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Carri LeRoy conducts research on linkages between terrestrial and aquatic environments. She is trained as a freshwater ecologist and primarily studies in-stream ecosystem processes and aquatic communities. She and her students do fieldwork and lab work to understand organic matter processing, aquatic macroinvertebrate community structure, aquatic microbial community structure (algae, bacteria, fungi), hydrological variables, and water-quality measurements in stream and river environments. Students in this program will be involved in new research projects funded by the National Science Foundation at streams at Mount St. Helens and ongoing research in streams within the campus forest reserve. See Dr. LeRoy's website for more information: https://sites.evergreen.edu/carrileroy/.

Registration

Prerequisites

Students should have a foundation in biology and chemistry to do advanced work in ecology; however, introductory students can contribute to some aspects of research. 

Fall 2022 Registration

Signature Required

Signature - Students should contact the faculty for more information.

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 10337
Winter 2023 Registration

Signature Required

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Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (1 - 16): 20164
Spring 2023 Registration

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Academic details

Paths
Preparatory For

Ecology, natural resource managemnet, freshwater science, and applied statistics

Credits
0
Variable Credit Options

Credit options vary by quarter and project. Contact the faculty for more information. 

Maximum Enrollment
10
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Upper Division Science Credit

Upper division science credit is available depending on the type of research undertaken and the student's preparation for advanced work. 

Schedule

In Person or Remote
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In Person (W)
In Person (S)
Time Offered
Day
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Location
Olympia