Principal Investigator: Karen McBee, Department of Zoology and OSU Collection of Vertebrates (LSW 305, 405-744-9680)
OSU Collection of Vertebrates has approximately 500 tanned hides of mammalian specimens from North and South America and Africa, especially Ethiopia. Some of these specimens are between 50 and 80 years old and range from small cats such as servals to zebras, elk, and wildebeest. We are exploring innovative ways to stabilize and store these specimens so that they may continue to be used in teaching and research activities at OSU. We are seeking undergraduates who have an interest in natural history museums and methods for curation and conservation of rare and fragile specimens.
Funding available for qualified students: No
Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#006