Summer Research at Saint Mary's
The Belle Bats are it again!
Biology Professor Laura Kloepper took Morgan Kinniry ’18 to Amarillo, TX to study antipredator vocal and flight adaptations in Brazilian free-tailed bats. The duo also worked with a trained hawk to help capture data by flying through packs of bats while they emerge from caves. Strapped with imaging equipment could capture a unique angle that benefited their research.
Later in the summer Professor Kloepper took Makenzie Duncan ’18 to Auburn University to begin a project that investigates the bacterial species and abundance in bat guano.
Read more about the student’s adventures into bat research on their blog.
Literary Studies in the Digital Revolution
Professors Aaron Moe and David Carroll worked on project to archive E.E. Cummings poetry for E.E. Cummings Society. Moe sees this research project as one way for Saint Mary’s to remain current and competitive, by engaging students with how literary studies has changed in light of the digital revolution. Read the full story of Aaron and David's work here.