SIFT & TERF: Forming young scientists​ (video)

Oct 29, 2012

Unique educational partnership between WUSTL, Missouri Botanical Garden in its fifth year of introducing environmental science to high schoolers

By Leslie Gibson McCarthy

Originated in 2008 through a grant from the National Science Foundation, SIFT (Shaw Institute for Field Training) and TERF (Tyson Environmental Research Fellowships) are a collaboration between WUSTL’s Tyson Research Center and the Shaw Nature Reserve to give high school students experience in environmental research.

“This program gives pre-college students authentic engagement in the environmental sciences,” says Susan K. Flowers, assistant director of the Institute for School Partnership, who has overseen the program since its inception. “They work alongside our scientists, doing actual fieldwork and research. These students are doing exactly what our undergraduates are doing.”

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