Student testimonials

Dr. Mona Papes Dr. Mona Papeş

M.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Dec. 2003
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, May 2009

My experience in grad school at KU has been great. The professors with whom I interacted were helpful and supportive. In my advisor's lab I was encouraged to pursue my research interests and had plenty of opportunities for collaborations. In my opinion, the department as a whole is very active and dynamic.


Dr. Victor Gonzalez

Ph.D. in Entomology, Aug. 2008

Not everything is dull, dry and gray in Kansas. In the midst of the great Kansas Prairies, I found an oasis of knowledge, values, and friendship at KU. I also met the most interesting and extraordinary people in all my life, including my mentors and classmates. There is no place like home. KU was and always will be my home.

Dr. Brian BeattyBrian Beatty

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Aug. 2006

What I enjoyed most about the KU EEB program was that despite its immense size, it felt like the graduate students had a big part in the department. Not only were there active groups of students and activities in the Museum and Haworth, but if you wanted to be involved in faculty meetings and committees, to get a taste of what being a professor is really like, you had that opportunity. That, and opportunities to teach, significantly helped me prepare for my job as an Assistant Professor now.

Dr. Tim DicksonDr. Tim Dickson

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, May 2006

I was very impressed by the breadth and depth of the EEB faculty, and I was impressed by the friendliness of the graduate students and faculty. After leaving KU I have realized how rare it is to have the state biological survey, extensive plant and animal collections, the general faculty, and several field stations all associated with one department.

Dr. Marina AnciãesDr. Marina Anciães

Ph.D. in Ecology  and Evolutionary Biology, Dec. 2005

As a foreigner I had a great experience at KU EEB graduate school. The courses, seminars and job opportunities during the years I spent at EEB were highly appreciated but what I remember the most is the interaction among grad students and the activities promoted by the grad student organization. Students…gathered together once a week for general planning and once a year promoted the GSO retreat to discuss our scientific progress. I remember living in an environment filled with support from friends made at EEB grad school.

Now I miss it there!

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