Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch never misses an opportunity to treat her students as if they are her professional colleagues. Where some teachers may reinforce perceptions that they inhabit a lofty, inaccessible world, Dr. Birch recognizes the value of inviting her students into this world early and often. After all, many of them are on track for careers in academia. When asked to identify the leading factors in her own success, Birch points to the teachers and mentors who built up her confidence by treating her with the same collegial respect and high expectations.
The Behavioral Ecology and Economic Decisions Lab (BEEDL), directed by Dr. Bram Tucker, provides workspace and resources for students interested in economic decision-making and behavior in global contexts.
Come to room 264 in Baldwin Hall on Wednesday, February 22 to get information on the Singer-Moye Archaeological Settlement History Project (SMASH).
Here at the QUIP Lab we are interested in applying stable isotope analysis of biological materials-teeth, shell, bone, chitin, and keratin-to aid in investigating topics like climate change, reconstructing paleoenvironments, identifying mobility and migration, detecting diet, and assessing human-environment interactions.