The Sci-Files – 6/2/2019 – Courtney, Katie and Michael – Mentoring and Entomology


On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Courtney, Katie and Michael to discuss their research, along with mentor and mentee relationships.

Courtney Larson is from the Department of Entomology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program. Katie Kierczynski is a Master’s student in Dr. Brian Roth’s lab for her current Master’s research. Michael Orbain is an undergraduate student in the Department of Integrative Biology and currently works with Courtney in Dr. M. Eric Benbow‘s laboratory, but he also works in Dr. Jean Tsao’s lab (Fisheries and Wildlife Department).

A few years ago, Courtney was a mentor for Katie during Katie’s undergraduate career at MSU. Courtney currently mentors Michael who works in two laboratories, and he also is on the Impact 89 FM content team! Listen to how mentoring affects people throughout the different stages of their careers and the various research projects that these students have.

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