Environmental studiesmajor Leah Bieniak ’21 andBiologymajor Rachel Schoenecker ’20 were awarded multiple grants for their summer research
project: “Determining Species Abundance and Habitat Preferences of Breeding Birds
in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.”
"I have always been a bit of a ‘bird nerd,’ and I am very interested in how humans
can protect biodiversity,” Bieniak said. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to
participate in research that will help us understand how human developments can harm
or support breeding bird species." Read more about their story.