June 7, 2013
Devan Glenny, a college senior from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., leaves his wheelchair on the ground as he ascends into a tree Thursday on the Baker University campus. Eight research interns were selected from across the country to participate in a 10-week, canopy-research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The interns will be climbing the trees at various heights to collect moss and lichen samples for measuring the density and diversity of microscopic animals called tardigrades. Glenny, who is interested in pursuing a career that involves field research, says he was drawn to the project when he found out it was open to students with wheelchairs.
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Field research will require students ascend into trees to collect data