Participating in research allowed me to hone my academic interests, be a part of a larger community of researchers in my field, and learn new things about my field in a way that was different from taking classes and learning in a more traditional format.
Anthropology and Plant Biology
Albert’s research examines the dietary habits of people who lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula 2000 years ago. By testing and analyzing pottery from a location known as the “Winter Site”, her work seeks to determine whether corn was used as a food source. These findings could change how scientists in the field view the adoption of corn by Native Americans.