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Islander at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

 

Chapter Information

  • Academic Year: 2013-2014
  • Chapter Website (if applicable):
  • Chapter email(if applicable):

 

Advisor Information

  • David Grisé, Professional Assistant Professor
  • Email: David.Grise@tamucc.edu

 

Chapter Activities

 

A descriptive summary of each of the major Chapter activities (seminars/workshops, field trips, fundraisers, outreach/community service, etc.) during the past academic year. The activity, the timeframe, and the persons involved (Chapter members, campus, school students, community, etc.). People who were included and served, and how many.

What best describes the activities of your chapter this past academic year?

Community Outreach, Career Development, Research, Professional Conferences and/or Meetings

A summary of the Chapter’s ideas or plans for the next academic year.

Our chapter intends to recruit students from the introductory biology class and sophomore-level biology courses. We will make an effort to recruit students belonging to under-represented groups. However, in the past we have noticed that many students in that category are more interested in careers in medicine. Some of our chapter members who are members of under-represented groups are interested in a career in medicine but think that being a member of SEEDS is helpful to their career development and allows them to expand their interests. We will ask these students to assist in recruiting chapter members.

We will continue to attempt to involve students in ecology research projects as a means of introducing students to the types of questions that ecologists address and the process of research. We will continue to involve our chapter members in the ongoing sunflower/global change project. One of our chapter members is working on recruiting students to work on the bird window strike project coordinated by the Ecological Research as Education Network. We hope these opportunities will be beneficial to our chapter members and help our chapter members to know more about ecology-related careers.

Our chapter also hopes to expand our outreach efforts by doing more panel discussions as we did for the Edison High School students. Our chapter members would also like to add at least one other field trip for elementary school students similar to the bird walk we conducted for the Sanders Elementary School students.