FRA #8 Primate Behavior

About the Project:

Primates are one of the most diverse kinds of mammal on the planet and continually captivate the interest of humans....perhaps because we ourselves are primates! From bush babies to gorillas, each species interacts with the world around them in different, unique ways. The purpose of this project is to better understand how and why primates behave certain ways in their environments, whether that be in the wild or in captivity. Students will work with Dr. Bransford on both new and continuing research projects asking questions about species such as orangutans and lemurs.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2021.
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