A summer research internship for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation (REU Site, EAR-1062692)
Dr. Chris Meyer and Akela Kuwahara (NHRE 2012) examine plates placed on coral reefs to sample marine invertebrates.
Damani Eubanks, NHRE 2015, poses with a captured bird.
Leticia Jones and Dr. David Hunt observe human remains showing dental modification.
NHRE intern Andreanna Cunningham explains to museum visitors how forensic anthropologists learn about the lives and deaths of people through their bones.
Dr. Torben Rick and NHRE intern Shannon Rosser prepare an experiment exploring the effects of trampling on oyster shells.
NHRE intern Samantha Hauserman measures the skull of a seabird.
Maris Jones examines cultural artifacts with her mentor, Dr. Joshua Bell.
Alexis Goots, NHRE 2012, examines human remains in the forensic anthropology laboratory.
Oscar Lopez loads a sample into the electron microprobe for chemical analysis.
Calder Atta, NHRE 2012, examines a fossil from the famous Burgess Shale.
Working with his mentor, Dr. Bill Watson, intern Robert Cochran makes observations on how musuem visitors interact with specimens.
Intern Angela Rueda discusses with a museum visitor forensic inference from foot bones.
Daniel Keil, NHRE 2011, works with his mentor Dr. Allen Collins to prepare samples for DNA sequencing.
Kara Hodges and Dr. Cari Corrigan examine meteorite specimens.
Maricel Beltrán Burgos, NHRE 2014, talks with museum visitors about dinosaur teeth.
Arianne Bergman works with her mentors, Drs. Kris Helgen and Hilary Young, to examine small mammals for parasites.
Intern Anthony Deczynskizooms way in on the eye of a beetle using the scanning electron microscpe.
Allan Cabrero (NHRE 2014) and his mentor, Dr. Torsten Dikow, peruse the insect collections.
Sabrina Monsalve poses with her mentor, Dr. John Brown, with specimens from the entomological collections.
Intern Meena Said explains her work on understanding the composition of Earth's mantle at the NHRE Research Symposium.
Jose Fuentes, NHRE 2012, searches for vertebrate fossils in central Montana.
Interns get a behind-the-scenes tour of the national meteorite collection.
2011 intern Ryan Moraski discusses herbaria specimens with Drs. Jun Wen and Elizabeth Zimmer
Christa Jackson and her mentor Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell, preparing to do an experiment on magma.
Shaina Lu, NHRE 2014, spends time in the bird collections with her mentor, Dr. Terry Chesser.
NHRE intern Illya Moskvin explains to museum visitors how barkcloth textiles are made.
Roy Moger-Reischer (NHRE 2015) prepares to genotype a sample with his mentor, Dr. Ashley Egan.
Natural History Research Experiences (NHRE) is a 10-week summer internship program hosted at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. (May 31 – August 5, 2016). NHRE interns work closely with scientific mentors to complete independent research projects in Earth science, Biology, and Anthropology.
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