Get to know Chantelle Wimms, who participated in the MOLSAMP research program this summer! Learn more about the program and its application process by visiting the Undergraduate Research page: https://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/molsamp/.
Name: Chantelle Wimms
Hometown: Elgin, IL
College/University: Truman State University
Research mentor and department: Dr. Samniqueka Halsey, MU School of Natural Resources
Description of research: “My research was on the effects of prairie restoration and management on small mammals. I was specifically looking at whether the time since the last burn regiment affected small mammal abundance and species richness; and whether the time since prairie restoration affects the body mass of small mammals.”
Favorite part of program experience: “My favorite has to have been creating a relationship with Dr. Halsey and her lab. This is my first time working in the field so I was very nervous but everyone accepted me with open arms. I was even able to explore a cave with some of my lab mates because we had become such close friends.”
Final thoughts: “I just want to recognize all the work that MOLSAMP does. MOLSAMP has played an integral role in my personal and professional development. Without this program, I would’ve never gotten the opportunity to do research here. I’m nearing the end of a successful four years at Truman and that is only because of the support I’ve received through MOLSAMP.”