Haley Rae Thompson ’11


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Project Title

METLA - Finnish Forest Research Institute

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I worked at METLA, the Finnish Forest Research Institute, in Vantaa Finland. I was working on the CambGrow project studying the cell formation in two species of tree over a growing season. The purpose of this research was to learn more about how tracheid cells are produced throughout a growing season and to compare results from trees in different geographical locations as well as different soils. I worked in a lab to prepare slides and then analyzed the slides using a microscope and measurement software. Besides my lab work, I had the opportunity to attend several presentations on various aspects of forestry in Finland and helped to edit manuscripts for researchers in my group.

Internship Year


Project Category

Climate and Energy


METLA, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa, Finland


Harri Makinen and Tuula Jyske