Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review

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I recently completed my Biology Honors Thesis, which was based on a project that began my freshmen year concerning the population genetics of a beautiful dwarf dogwood species that grows in a unique ice‑vent system in West Virginia. The products of my time in the lab include so much more than my thesis paper and presentation that were the culmination of three summers and five semesters of research. Among other things, my experience in undergraduate research helped direct the trajectory of my career plans and led to the creation of this journal.