May 28, 2009

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Two Bucknell University students participating in a National Science Foundation-sponsored program at the University of Cadiz in Spain this summer will blog about their experiences in and out of the lab.

The students, Allyson Marshall and Jeffrey Williams, Class of ’10, are working in the International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that is a 10-week collaborative effort between Bucknell and the faculty of science and mathematics of the University of Cadiz in southern Spain.

Both Marshall, a bio-chemistry major from Butler, N.J., and Williams, a chemistry major from Vincentown, N.J., will detail their day-to-day experiences at Undergraduate Research Blog. Each has been equipped with a digital camera to supplement their posts with photographs.

Research blog
The undergraduate research blog will complement the Study Abroad Blog, among the most popular features on Bucknell’s website. Nearly 60,000 visits have been recorded since its inception.

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The summer projects will provide students with hands-on laboratory experiences in organic chemistry, biochemistry and ecophysiology and more fully prepare them for careers in the scientific community, particularly graduate school,” said Joanne Romagni, director of sponsored research at Bucknell.

In addition, the projects will give the students invaluable professional experience in science outside the United States, forging long-term international relationships, Romagni added.

Read more about the NSF grant and program in Spain.

Contact: Division of Communications

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