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MEGAlab! Meetings

The Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center faculty hold 'MEGAlab!' meetings 2-3 times a year in which students and center faculty get together and share progress, discuss research, and fisheries and wildlife conservation hot topics. You can use the MEGAlab! meetings to practice and receive feedback on a scientific presentation, solicit ideas for analyses, and generally take advantage of a room full of people with different skill sets and experiences.


The Center also offers current graduate and undergraduate students that are presenting their research at a regional, national, or international scientific conference focused on fish and wildlife conservation travel support in the form of covering registration fees for one conference per year per student. There is a limited amount of money each year, so communicate with the Center Director as soon as your poster or presentation is accepted to take advantage of these travel awards.

The Travel Support Form must be filled out and sent to the Center Director prior to Jan. 1 and July 1, applications will be reviewed and approved following these dates.

When feasible, the Center also rents a van to transport students to and from fish and wildlife conferences, particularly the annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.


Wildlife and Fisheries Undergraduate Research Fellowships


Faculty members affiliated with the Center often work with talented undergraduates on research projects designed to result in an undergraduate thesis. These Fellowships are often related to ongoing research projects and students will interact closely with faculty mentors and their graduate students, and often develop relationships and contacts with State and Federal Fisheries and Wildlife professionals. While some projects have field components, others are laboratory based. The fellowships vary in amount and type of support depending on the research project pursued- but serve to help students remain at (or near) campus over the summer to complete the research.

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087