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Undergraduate students standing together after presenting their research
The Morton Arboretum hosted the 2017 Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, August 16th.
The Morton Arboretum Interns gather outside of Union Station
On July 12th, Undergraduate Research Fellows were invited to learn about the research being conducted by interns at the Field Museum.
A large brick building behind a beautiful tall tree.

Hello, everyone! My name is Melissa, and over the course of the summer I have been working with the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (otherwise known as CRTI) as a Science and Conservation Communication Intern.

2016 Fellows and Staff on the steps in front of the Field Museum of Natural History
On August 8th, The Field Museum interns hosted fellows & interns from The Morton Arboretum & the Chicago Botanic Garden.
A person with a bored expression at a desk, using a drawing tablet and laptop.
(Part 3 of 3) I finish up talking about my project with a post about why computers are important to my project, and why they're important to me.
A mug that reads "The Morton Arboretum" in front of a laptop
(Part 2 of 3) Continuing my explanation of my project, this time I'm breaking down my research question in more detail, with my usual cheesy diagrams.
My primary research question for this summer and a bit of the background information necessary to understand it. (Part 1 of 3)
Morton fellows and staff enjoying the Waterfall Gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Undergraduate Research Fellows and Field Museum interns learn about the research being conducted by interns at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
A frog sculpture in front of Morton Arboretum Administration Building
A quick introduction to me (Kasey Pham) and the Arboretum's stupendous Systematics Lab, for those who've ever wondered what it is that we study in the Herbarium on the third floor of the Admin building.
A picture of several broadleaf trees surrounded by bright green grass on a sunny day
This blog post will be primarily dedicated to giving you an overview of my project including how it can potentially help us understand the ramifications of climate change over time.

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