Dr. Bob Gates from Ohio State University participated in the Service’s Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the
East Lansing Field Office in Michigan.
Photo by Greg Soulliere/USFWS
September 2, 2014
With years serving as a great mentor to Ohio State University students, it should come as no surprise that Dr. Bob Gates applied for and recently spent six weeks participating in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Summer Faculty Fellowship Program. The East Lansing Field Office in Michigan hosted Dr. Gates as he worked with regional Joint Venture science staff and other wetland conservation partners from Michigan and Ohio.
The Service is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce by ensuring employees represent the rich cultural heritage of America and the Faculty Fellowship Program provides a stipend and opportunity for professors to work at Service facilities. They work to complete campus conservation career awareness plans, which are expected to include assisting the Service with student recruitment and mentoring, seeking college course adjustments to reflect emerging trends in conservation and biological planning, and assisting the Service with research. The Ohio State University was a prime candidate school, with its large enrollment of students from a variety of backgrounds and the school’s emphasis in natural resources and wildlife management.
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