Naturalist-Ecologist Training Program (NETP)

NETP is a post-baccalaureate experience for recently graduated women that focuses on professional development and preparedness to build foundations for internship, job, or graduate school applications. We aim to develop curiosity and creativity while participants develop research skills with a strong field emphasis. Participants actively engage in the entire research process, from idea inception to publication and the presentation of results.

Skills Development

Through fortnightly meetings, participants develop skills that include

  • Confidence in the scientific community

  • Communication to foster future collaborations and to present research findings to both the general public and the scientific community

  • Critical reading of scientific literature

  • Analytical skills - including statistical analysis in R and GIS modeling

  • Scientific writing

Progress & Outcomes

We currently have seven participants in NETP. All participants presented at the 2021 virtual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) and are applying to graduate school or jobs, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication and engaging in public outreach.