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"Brower, Andrew V - APHIS" <[log in to unmask]>
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Brower, Andrew V - APHIS
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:50:34 +0000
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Hi Laura,

I have started them out on low-value/risk projects like picking through and preparing material from a local malaise trap sample.  You will find out who has the interest, focus and fine motor skills to work in the collection and who does not.


Andrew Brower, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, National Identification Services (NIS)
USDA APHIS PPQ Plant Health Programs
4700 River Rd., Unit 52
Riverdale, MD 20737
 Office phone:  (301) 851-2243
Mobile phone: (240) 315-4408

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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Laura Porturas
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:12 AM
Subject: Undergraduate students in the collection

Dear ECN community,

For those of you that work at an institution with an undergraduate student body and are willing to share, what are your methods of recruiting undergrads to get involved? Once someone shows interest, how do you vet them to determine whether they will treat the collections with appropriate care and attention to detail?

Thanks in advance for your advice!


Laura Porturas

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