October updates

October updates

October has been a busy month! As part of working with the honors college, I have been meeting with a handful of undergrads that need public service hours. We have been working on developing multiple educational booth activities to do at the Boys and Girls club here...
October Outreach

October Outreach

This week I was lucky enough to be involved with two different public engagement activities! Last weekend I gave a public seminar at a local coffee shop in town here in Columbus (Three sisters Pie Company) as part of a monthly public seminar program organized by Dr....
Teaching award for skulls

Teaching award for skulls

After a busy first month of fall semester, we got some very exciting news! I was awarded some funds though a MUW APIL Teaching Innovation Grant. APIL stands for active, problem-based, inquiry-based learning. I’ll be purchasing a set of replica primate and...
Evolution 2019 and AMNH visit

Evolution 2019 and AMNH visit

I arrived home this week from Providence, RI after attending this year’s Evolution conference. It was a really great time! After taking last year off to move to Mississippi, it was really nostalgic seeing all of my old Idaho friends, with each one having moved...
New lab photography equipment

New lab photography equipment

Finally got a chance to try out the new Olympus lab camera! I’m definitely not a photographer and am uncomfortable even pretending to be one, so I’m really proud of how these turned out! The macro lens made a huge difference. Here you can see how rough...
MUW Online Research Profiles

MUW Online Research Profiles

Check our the MUW online profiles featuring our research! MUW’s office of undergraduate research puts together profiles on students and faculty doing research. Not only was I featured in a “Spotlight on Faculty Researchers” profile, but three of my...
Lizard cage update

Lizard cage update

The two Hemidactylus turcicus in the lab got a refreshed enclosure today. After a quick visit to a local plant nursery, $30 worth of broken slate pieces, and a couple tubes of JB weld epoxy, they now have their very own rocket outcrop. It should give them lots of warm...
Howell Summer Research

Howell Summer Research

I am excited to share (albeit a little late) that MUW undergrad Bailey Howell was awarded a travel grant through the Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution award program to present her research working with Dr. Kristin Winchell looking at urban and forest anole toe pads...
Spring Awards

Spring Awards

In addition to wrapping up may first year as a new faculty, I also celebrated a couple of awards! Both of these awards I was nominated for, either by my department chair or by students. I received a MUW Alumni Association New Faculty Award, which recognizes the hard...
Spring Presentations

Spring Presentations

This spring I had a great time presenting research and education material at a handful of venues. I presented some of my summer research investigating Hawaiian lizards as part of the MUW Science and Mathematics seminar (SM100) How Lizards Use Their Habitat: Rough vs...