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Research Project: Cooperator's Proposal for LSUROP Summer Funding

Location: Biological Control of Insects Research

2011 Annual Report

1a. Objectives (from AD-416)
Provide a faculty-mentored research experience for undergraduates on a research-intensive public university campus. Expose students to a wide variety of scientific research fields, with an emphasis on life science related research.

1b. Approach (from AD-416)
Work in cooperation with the University of Missouri Office of Undergraduate Research. Allow student from Lincoln University to work full-time as a summer intern on a faculty-mentored research project for eight weeks, participate in independent research projects, as well as educational and community-building activities.

3. Progress Report
The intent of this project was to support an undergraduate student from Lincoln University, an 1890’s university, as a summer undergraduate research intern at the University of Missouri, a neighboring land grant university. The student declined the program and an alternative student has been identified for next fiscal year. The research activities under this agreement directly support the parent project objective of selecting lines of spined soldier bugs with enhanced reproductive capacity. Progress would have been monitored by regular onsite meetings.

4. Accomplishments