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Welcoming the 4th year of NSF RET

Today we start up the 4th and final summer of our NSF RET (Research Experiences for Teachers) program. This year welcomes the largest group of teachers, 12 in all. They will work in biomechanics labs throughout the university, across departments. Two teachers will be in our lab: Phil Hernandez, working on flying snake tongue flicking with Dr. Sharri Zamore, and Nitika Sood, working on insect respiration with Khaled Adjerid. Sharri and Phil: Nitika and Khaled: All the teachers and most of the mentors at our opening luncheon:

Lakirah arrives for summer research on frogs

Lakirah Walker arrived today to start her summer research on skittering frogs. Lakirah is a junior at Spelman College (in Atlanta), majoring in physics. She's working with mentor Talia Weiss on the locomotion of skittering frogs. She'll be analyzing data and setting up a new experiment in the lab, attempting to record skittering in a pool. We've had a hard time with that in the past, and are encouraged to try it again based on what we learned from a trip to India last summer. Updates: some images below from her summer work in the lab and in the field

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