Undergraduate research opportunities Undergraduate students at Auburn University who are looking for research experience in ecology and/or evolutionary biology should contact me about opportunities. Undergrad researchers are expected to help with current projects in the lab and/or conduct an independent project. Most students will do research for credit, but paid summer positions are often available depending on funding. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send Dr. Warner an email or you can apply at this application link. After the application is evaluated (usually in spring semesters), we will set a meeting time to talk about possibilities. Most (but not all) undergraduate research opportunities become available in spring semesters.
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunity We recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to support REU students in our lab. This opportunity will be available through the CASE REU program in the Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity at Auburn University. REU students in the Warner Lab will be involved in lab and field work, and will undertake their own research project.
Graduate research opportunities Auburn University has both M.S. and Ph.D. programs in biology that are research focused. If you are interested in joining my lab, please send me an email that outlines your research interests and how they fit into the research conducted in the Warner Lab, as well as your curriculum vitae.
Educational opportunities for teachers (Student-Teacher Education in Ecological Research, STEER) We recently received funds from the National Science Foundation to develop a summer fellowship program aimed to train middle school teachers how to effectively teach science in their classrooms. This two week program will involve one week conducting small research on reptiles and one week developing science lesson plans for middle school students. Fellows will also work closely with outreach programs at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History. In addition, we will work closely with teacher fellows as they mentor a student science project for the Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Unfortunately, the STEER program was cancelled in 2020 & 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, but will be available in summer 2022. Please check out the STEER website for more details.