N&R Covers Bog Garden Research
Six pairs of Guilford students and faculty representing five academic departments recently spent eight weeks conducting hands-on research related to the 7-acre urban wetland as part of the College’s first Summer Research Scholars Program.
“One important thing is that the research was real, touchable for them,” Melanie Lee-Brown, Guilford’s director of undergraduate research, told the newspaper.
“At Guilford, we really instill the importance of being problem solvers. So these projects are designed to see if there is issue that needs to be looked at more deeply, and come up with viable solutions.”
Sponsored by the Center for Principled Problem Solving and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the new program emphasizes research conscious of the ethical dimensions of knowledge and knowledge creation.
Guilford also is growing native grasses to replace invasive species in the Bog Garden.