Molly OConnor, 2011, Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Kalahari intern helps conduct fieldwork for a research project that studies the way differences in annual rainfall along the Kalahari Transect affect root structure, amount of above- and below-ground biomass, and soil. I had the chance to work on an independent project as well as assist professors and graduate students from Princeton, UVA, UCLA, and the University of Botswana on their projects; the intern has a great opportunity to learn from these researchers. The experience is valuable because the student is able to learn about environmental science firsthand and has the experience of living and working in various sites in Botswana. I found it to be a very supportive group and think that it is an exciting group to work for.