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The Mahurin Honors College (MHC) and Crawford Hydrology Lab (CHL) gladly introduce a new fellowship program in cave and karst research for WKU Honors Students. The fellowship will support the successful applicants (two research positions per academic year) in a research project for their Capstone Experience/Thesis (CE/T). We envision that the two student researchers will work together as a team on the same project, each focusing on a particular research question for their individual thesis.
The WKU Crawford Hydrology Laboratory (CHL) in the WKU Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences is a nationally leading lab for the study of hydrogeology and groundwater resources with an emphasis in karst landscape/aquifer systems. CHL is student-focused and works not only with WKU undergraduate and Master’s students, but K-12 students from area schools and the Gatton Academy as well as post-doctoral researchers from around the world. You can find examples of previous CE/Ts and other CHL research projects under Research Possibilities below.
Send a cover letter describing your research interests, a resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references (professional and/or education based) to email@example.com. While your education, experience, and enthusiasm are key factors for Research Fellow selection, students that show professionalism and creativity in the content and presentation of their application is also an important criteria for consideration.
The possibilities are almost endless, here's a link to current project descriptions but don't let these examples limit your thinking. You can also find examples of previous CE/Ts and other CHL research projects at the following links:
Mammoth Cave Biosphere Region - Undergraduate student research (and international travel!)
Benefits to Students:
Depending on the details of your current academic status and selected research project other funding opportunities are available. The MHC staff can provide further information during the application and selection process.