Students on the road

Finals this week! And after that, where else to go but Kenya? That’s where Shalynn Pack, a junior in zoology from Marcola, will work this summer in pursuit of her interest in tropical forest conservation and ecotourism. Some students prefer staying close to home. Ishan Patel, a bioengineering student from Redmond, will work in a cardiovascular lab at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Andrew Merschel and Claire Rogan would rather get out in the woods. These two forestry undergrads will analyze old-growth in the Deschutes National Forest. Then there’s plenty to do in Corvallis. Alexa Carey, a sophomore in business from Gold Beach, will offer workshops in Project Earth, an entrepreneurship education program that she and three friends created. Alexa will also teach the roughly 75 high school participants in OSU’s annual Young Business Entrepreneurs Week in July. More about them coming up in Terra after June 15.