Undergraduate Research Fellows Blog

  • View of the canopy from a seedlings perspective, sugar maple seedlings.
    An introduction to me, Katie McGee, and my project!
  • Looking up the trunks of white pine trees and into the canopy.
    My office is the great outdoors. The view from my "desk" is the beautiful clear blue skies and bright green leaves of the trees. The fresh air keeps me energized as I wonder the forest collecting soil samples and analyzing root systems.
  • Selfie of Samantha Panock in the field on a rainy day
    The summer'17 undergraduate research fellowship has been underway for almost a month now, and I am excited to share all my struggles, discoveries, and accomplishments! Stay Tuned.
  • A bright yellow tape measure against the green of the forest floor

    Hello everyone!

  • All of our field gear in the back of our car
    Learn about my project and first few collecting trips
  • Landscape of Oak Savanna, displaying burr oaks and an open green prairie field at Pleasant Valley Conservancy- Madison, WI
    My first blog post consists of the struggles I faced when deciding what I wanted to do with my future. After finding my love and passion for the prairie, my career path has become clear for me. Being able to work at the Morton Arboretum has only strengthened my focus to achieve my goals in life. My first few weeks at the Morton Arboretum has opened so many doors for me, and I am excited to see what is in store for the remainder of time that I am here.
  • Two Mongolian Oaks on the west side of the Morton Arboretum.
    Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Gao, and I am one of the Undergraduate Research Fellows working for the Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science this summer. For this post, I wanted to provide a bit of background on who I am and how I got here!
  • 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.
  • Four undergraduate research fellows standing next to posters.
    It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and the Undergraduate Research Fellowship is coming to a close. I'll use this final blog post to tell you about the results of the science I did here this summer and how this fellowship impacted me as a scientist and a person.

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