Dr. Ascunce

Mentor
Dr. Ascunce
Project Title
The ImportANTs of ANTs
College
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences College of Education College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of the Arts College of Veterinary Medicine Florida Museum of Natural History
Time Commitment
1-5 hours/week ,6-10 hours/week ,Variable
Method
Research Credit Unpaid
Location of Research
Off-Campus ,On-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

We are looking for undergraduate researchers to continue our ongoing outreach project entitled: The ImportANTs of ANTs

Through this outreach educational project we aim to inform the general public and particularly kids about why ants are important to our ecosystems and also bring awareness about the negative impact of invasive species.

Our goal it is to build a diverse team of undergraduate students for at least two semesters and possible longer.  Each student may have different academic backgrounds, so each of the members will bring different skills.  Some of the activities for this project involves:

Topic 1 – Design hands-on and virtual activities about Ant taxonomy, create mini kits and simple guides to collect and Identify ants for kids.

Topic 2 – Design hands-on and virtual activities about invasive species

Topic 3 – Participate in person and in virtual educational events at the community level

Learn about our past team, pictures, outreach experiences and lab core values https://ufirislab.wixsite.com/mysite/importants-of-ants

Additional Requirements
Enjoying working with kids. We are looking for students from multiple backgrounds from entomology, education, graphic design, art, etc. Available to work at least 10 hours/week with 2 to 3 hours block at a time. Some of the preparation can be done remotely. Minimum of 2 semesters commitment. To apply, send a resume and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Ascunce: ascunce@ufl.edu Please include a summary of your academic background, estimate graduation date, weekly availability, goals for undergraduate education and beyond. We are looking for students for Spring, Summer and Fall 2023. Apply by November 2022.

Contact Information

Email Address
ascunce@ufl.edu
Phone Number
  • ascunce@ufl.edu
  • We are looking for undergraduate researchers to continue our ongoing outreach project entitled: The ImportANTs of ANTs

    Through this outreach educational project we aim to inform the general public and particularly kids about why ants are important to our ecosystems and also bring awareness about the negative impact of invasive species.

    Our goal it is to build a diverse team of undergraduate students for at least two semesters and possible longer.  Each student may have different academic backgrounds, so each of the members will bring different skills.  Some of the activities for this project involves:

    Topic 1 – Design hands-on and virtual activities about Ant taxonomy, create mini kits and simple guides to collect and Identify ants for kids.

    Topic 2 – Design hands-on and virtual activities about invasive species

    Topic 3 – Participate in person and in virtual educational events at the community level

    Learn about our past team, pictures, outreach experiences and lab core values https://ufirislab.wixsite.com/mysite/importants-of-ants

  • Enjoying working with kids. We are looking for students from multiple backgrounds from entomology, education, graphic design, art, etc. Available to work at least 10 hours/week with 2 to 3 hours block at a time. Some of the preparation can be done remotely. Minimum of 2 semesters commitment. To apply, send a resume and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Ascunce: ascunce@ufl.edu Please include a summary of your academic background, estimate graduation date, weekly availability, goals for undergraduate education and beyond. We are looking for students for Spring, Summer and Fall 2023. Apply by November 2022.