Sixteen projects were on display on Dec. 4 as part of a collaboration between the animal physiology course taught by Professor Loren Hayes, the meiofaunal biodiversity course taught by Assistant Professor Francesca Leasi and the ant ecology course taught by UC Foundation Associate Professor DeAnna Beasley. The trio began the collaboration, called the Integrative Biology Research Symposium, in fall semester 2022.
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Interdisciplinary research: Undergrads from across the country come to UTC to study Chattanooga’s greenways
This summer, Chattanooga’s greenways became a laboratory for 10 undergraduate students from across the country. Intertwining ecology, biology, geography and public policy, the students used their interdisciplinary research in hopes to improve the Tennessee Riverwalk and South Chickamauga Creek Greenway.
The iNEST program at UTC includes various research projects on food safety, techno-economic analysis of food protein production, food product development, bioenergy production from food waste, emerging food processing technology, food structure analysis and food and nutrition.
The Martina Leach who was a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga four years ago is not the same Martina Leach who will graduate on May 6. “I don’t know if this would make sense, but I saw personal growth in myself. I just feel like who I was coming into this is not the same person who’s leaving from here.”
UTC fourth-year students enrolled in the ant ecology course taught by UC Foundation Assistant Professor DeAnna Beasley, the meiofaunal biodiversity course taught by Assistant Professor Francesca Leasi or the animal physiology course taught by Professor Loren Hayes gathered to present posters of their research.
The Urban Greenspace Research Collaborative is a partnership between researchers at UTC and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
With the help of citizen scientists, researchers collected cicadas from North Carolina to Connecticut. As they studied their collection, patterns emerged, some not following the norm.