UNCG Research

Video: Why UNCG? A graduate student perspective

Biology PhD student Angela Larsen

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by UNCG Research.

Grad student Angela Larsen explains why UNCG was the perfect place to pursue her PhD. Larsen, who looks at how individual behaviors of cotton rats create population level impacts and change community structures, came to UNCG specifically to work with Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Biology. Kalcounis-Rüppell is widely known for her acoustic field research on bats and rodents. Larsen was also drawn to UNCG because it is one of the few universities offering a dissertation minor in statistics for students pursing PhDs in science. Having that minor will give her a leg up later in her career.


A UNCG undergraduate student production filmed by Jonathan Garris and edited by Jenna Schad. 


Through the Research Perspectives blog, students, staff, and faculty share their successes in research, creative activity, and community and economic engagement with each other and the world at large. Interested in contributing? Click here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *