Georgia Southern Partners with foundation in Ecuador to Conduct Groundbreaking Research

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  • Brian Krohnke (Executive Director/Founding Member of Mindo Cloudforest Foundation) and President Keel 

Chris Rossmann

Georgia Southern University announced today a new partnership with the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation in Ecuador.

The partnership announced the first research station for the University in Latin America that will offer opportunities for faculty, undergraduates and graduate students to conduct innovative and groundbreaking research in several areas of social and environmental sciences.

“I think this partnership will allow our students and faculty to really experience the South American culture and heritage while gaining valuable research experience.This project is exactly the thing we want to do at Georgia Southern to live up to our promise to be student centered,” Dr. Brooks Keel said. 

The research will be based primarily around biology, ecology and the effects of eco-tourism on the surrounding environment though other topics of research are acceptable on a case-by-case basis.

“We are beginning to dabble in true scientific research,” said Brian Krohnke, the Executive Director of Mindo Cloudforest Foundation. “Along with the University of Wyoming, our research partnership with Georgia Southern will turn into something big, I hope.”

Research opportunities are available to students of all majors. To take advantage of the opportunity, students and faculty must prepare and present a proposal, and have an official passport.

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