Thank you, thank you, thank you. And please continue doing what you do. We have completed the selection process for our 2018 NSF REU Site program. For those of you not selected, we want to express how incredibly talented you are. The future of science is strong with future leaders like you! We hope you continue to share your passions and talents with those around you. And we hope this quote inspires you, like it does us, as you continue to thrive and share your best self with the world.

“The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others.” -Mr. Fred Rogers.

The entire applicant pool was diverse in interests and experiences, and you should be commended on your commitment to community-engaged scholarship. We wish we could fund more students, but these are incredibly difficult decisions given the very large pool of applicants, and the diverse methodological training needs of our collaborative research team.

Please keep us in mind as we continue to offer funded positions in future summers with the Citizen Science GIS team. With best wishes for your continued successes in public scholarship and in life. – Dr. Hawthorne, REU PI

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