University of Tennessee at Chattanooga undergraduates Braley Gentry and Thomas Wiegand recently attended the World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) at Carl Von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg in Oldenburg, Germany. Dr. Jennifer Boyd, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science attended the event with them as their faculty advisor. The event was attended by about 300 students representing more than 30 countries.

Gentry and Wiegand presented a poster entitled “Using network analysis to visualize connectivity in ecology concepts — an exploration of research on species rarity” based on their research here at UTC and were the first students from UTC to attend WorldCUR. They also presented their work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Kennesaw State University in April 2019 and at the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) at Wofford College in November 2018.

Immediately following WorldCUR, Mr. Gentry flew to Spain to participate in a summer research program in Cadiz and Mr. Wiegand flew to France to participate in a summer study abroad program near Marseilles.

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