College Students Explore Career Options in Science
Published April 19th, 2014
GAINESVILLE- College students around the state came to the University of Florida to explore career options in the science field. Thanks to iDigBio and the National Science Foundation, students had the chance to see a side of the Florida Museum of Natural History that most people don't get to see. UF teamed up with Florida State to offer a workshop that takes undergraduates behind the scenes of scientific museum collections. The workshop seeks to broaden the diversity of students who follow biology as a career.
"Many people don't understand that much of what happens in a museum happens in labs these kinds of labs. cause most of us visit museums we go to the front of the house but we often don't realize the science thats going on in the collections behind the scenes," stated Gil Nelson a Digitization Specialist with iDigBio. iDigBio is a national science foundation project that focuses on digitizing data and images of scientific specimens for worldwide research and education.
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