UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Borderlands Research Institute and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have teamed up to fund opportunities for undergraduate research in the BRI program. Projects will be funded seasonally or annually depending on project needs, and are available to any interested undergraduate student who fits the required qualifications. Participants will gain knowledge, experience, and professional connections in the field of Natural Resource Management. Presentations concerning research will be made by the student researchers during the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Undergraduate researchers will also have priority in assisting additional BRI projects (i.e., big game captures, prescribed burns, etc.) as availability permits.

For more information, or if you are interested in applying for one of the current openings, please download the Requirements and Application Information. In addition to providing the application materials for the Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Program, you must also complete a Sul Ross Student Employment Application for the job that you are interested in. The link for the Sul Ross Job Posting can be found next to each current opening listed below, and the Student Employment Application can be found by clicking on “Apply for this Job” on the Job Posting Site. For questions regarding the application process, or the Undergraduate Research and Mentorship Program in general, please contact Thomas Janke.

Current Openings

No Undergraduate Research Positions Currently Available.

Project Title: Water Utilization and Lambing Timing of Aoudad and Desert Bighorn Sheep

Graduate Student Mentor:
Carlos Gonzalez

Project Title: Demographics and Timing of Mule Deer Utilizing Protein Feeders

Mentor:
Thomas Janke

Project Title: Big Game Supplemental Feeder Utilization

Graduate Student Mentor:
J.C. Kiddo Campbell

Project Title: Monitoring Barber Pole Worms in Pronghorn in the Trans-Pecos, Texas

Mentor:
Whitney Gann

Project Title: Artificial Water and Feed Utilization of High-Fenced White-tailed Deer

Graduate Student Mentor:
Daniel Tidwell

Project Title: Monitoring Desert Bighorn and Aoudad at Water Sources in the Sierra Vieja Mountains, Texas

Graduate Student Mentor:
Jose Etchart

Project Title: Age Class Antler Characteristics of Mule Deer in the Trans-Pecos, Texas

Mentor:
Thomas Janke

Project Title: Chronology of Shorebirds and Waterfowl at Sandia Wetlands

Graduate Student Mentor:
Ryan Anthony

Project Title: Estimating White-tailed Buck Home Ranges Using Trail Cameras

Graduate Student Mentor:
Daniel Tidwell

Project Title: Distribution of Wildlife Documented Pre-Sendero Treatment

Graduate Student Mentor:
James Eddy

Project Title: Loafing Habitat of Montezuma Quail in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico

Graduate Student Mentor:
Elizabeth Oaster

Interested in joining our team? Visit the Requirements and Application Information page for more information on applying to our undergraduate research and mentorship program.


The BRI Mentorship Program is proudly supported by an educational grant from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.