Since 2001, Coweeta scientists have been engaged as mentors for undergraduates enrolled in the UNC Institute for the Environment of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Students spend a semester at the Highlands Biological Station to learn about local biodiversity and conservation issues. As part of their experience, students conduct both independent research projects, as well as collaborative group projects. Coweeta scientists often serve as mentors for these students as they explore a diverse array of research topics, from examining the differences in water use by different tree species, to conducting herpetofauna surveys of local natural areas.
Zahner Scholarship supports WCU student, The Macon County News & Shopping Guide, 17 March 2011