Logan Shippert '17
Logan Shippert '17 spent the spring break of his junior year in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, learning research field methods with hands-on practice.
The trip was part of an IC student-faculty research project studying core sediment collected from the bottom of The Loch lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The samples were brought back to IC for continued studies of their effect on the environment. Shippert said the experience taught him a lot about the field and helped him stand out as he was recently accepted into a master’s degree program in environmental studies.
“Working on this research project certainly had an impact on my career decisions. I know have an experience with working outdoors in nature and performing research at a professional level. I understand the challenges of this work along with the exhilaration that comes with accomplishing your goals. I really enjoyed it and never thought I would have the opportunity to be a part of a program that taught me so much and sent me to Colorado for a week. It was amazing and I learned a lot about how studies on the environment are done and that has left me inspired to continue this work.”