Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Shane Sims

Hometown:  Laramie, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming:  International Studies and Environmental and Natural Resources

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip?  Because I wanted to go to a cloud forest in this area and I wanted to go to Ecuador.  It worked well with my studies.

What was the most important thing you learned?  Things require more than a glance to understand them and let go of assumptions.  Take a second look.

How has this experience changed you?  I have gained an appreciation for variety.

What are your plans for the future?  I want to spend and extensive time abroad and study abroad and incorporate that into my studies.  I would like to do Peace Corps.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Look deeper!

If you would like to ask Shane a question about science, please email him at:  ssims6@uwyo.edu