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Undergraduate Students Get Hands-On Research Experience with Barn and Burrowing Owls

Boise State students Austin Davis, James Jarrett and Katie Care, and University of Puerto Rico student Paola Iglesias had the rare opportunity to get hands-on experience conducting research with barn owls and burrowing owls as part of an undergraduate research project in Raptor Research, led by professor Jim Belthoff. Watch the video below to find out more.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (or REUs) are just one of the ways that Boise State ensures that students get hands-on opportunities to find their passion, flex their research muscles and competitively prepare them for a career past college.  These research projects are conducted with support from the National Science Foundation. From raptor research to mathematics, materials science and engineering, Boise State offers a wide array of REU opportunities.

“We’ve come to realize that it’s really critical to get students research experiences as early as possible in their academic careers,” said Belthoff. “They’re more likely to stay in science if they have some hands-on research experience; they become better scientists down the road.”

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