Students, professor engage Caribbean community in science research
In March, senior Brendan Larsen, senior Alec Kerins, and Assistant Professor of Biology Greta Binford spent their spring break bringing lab research and global engagement together in Puerto Plata, a region in the Dominican Republic.
Here the three of us are in the Northwest part of the Dominican Republic. Alec has been working in the Binford lab the whole year completing his thesis. I joined the lab this semester. This picture was taken after a long day of collecting spiders in the field. The bag Alec is holding is full of the spiders we were looking for. The Dominican Republic was amazing. Very vibrant, beautiful culture. Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The poverty was staggering, however, and a very eye-ope