July 26, 2019

Unbelievably this was the final week of the REEU program.  All of our research and hard work boiled down to this final and very important week. Everything built up to Friday, when we had to present our research in front of the audience of mentors and other involved par...

July 22, 2019

Our second to last week of the REEU program was a busy one. Throughout the week Taylor and I were focused on preparing materials for our upcoming presentation, our poster, and our manuscript for our research. However, this was easier said than done. We had to take all...

July 15, 2019

I am exhausted from this week! From the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) event at the Celery Bog to grinding out data collection, I am out of steam. Monday was the PALS event, and Taylor and I were responsible for educating the 8-14 year-olds about streams. There we...

July 8, 2019

This week of the REEU was preparation for the extension component of the program. To help us prepare for our upcoming extension events, high schoolers from across the country came to Purdue. They stayed from Monday to Wednesday, and had a presentation at the end of the...

July 1, 2019

In the fourth week Taylor and I finally made it out to Indian Creek to sample our three sites. For the creek side of our experiment, we are looking to the effects of wastewater effluent on the creek. To do this, we are doing water quality test, macroinvertebrate collec...

June 24, 2019

            So far, this has been the most interesting week in the REEU program. Taylor and I fully dove into our research project, and began this by setting fyke nets in the pond at Martell and ponds in Purdue Wildlife Area. On Monday, we started with the pond in Mart...

June 16, 2019

    The first two weeks here at Purdue for the 2019 REEU Program have flown by. In the first week, our cohort had the opportunity to visit Prophetstown State Park. At Prophetstown we explored through the fen and forested area and found soft-shell turtles and other awes...

June 11, 2019

Hello, I am Reece Ehret, an Environmental Studies major at Northern Illinois University, and working with the stream research team during this REEU. I developed my interest in nature mainly through fishing and hiking. Being out fishing on a lake or hiking through the w...

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