Landscape Architecture Student Andreea Bodea Recieves $2K Grant from CANR Undergraduate Research Program
Andreea Bodea, a Landscape Architecture student at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, has received a $2,000 grant from the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Program Fund.
Andreea Bodea, a Landscape Architecture student at the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, has received a $2,000 grant from the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Program Fund. This fund gives students the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research to increase academic engagement, intellectual inquiry and practical learning.
Andreea’s research is going to be focused on vacant land restoration by using principles of ecological design, and applying those concepts to reclaim abandoned sites.
“The funding granted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Science will allow me the opportunity to focus on the ecological changes and find ways in which biosystems can be reprimanded,” said Bodea.
The case study she analyzed is the Great Lakes Steel Company, which lies on the shores of the Detroit River. She is excited about the opportunity to use her to research to help preserve lands in the future.
“Overall, I am honored and excited to be able to contribute to creating tools for future designers and planners to mitigate the negative impacts of abandoned lands.”
Along with her funding, Andreea will present her work at the University Undergraduate research and Arts Forum (UURAF) in April of 2023, and will also participate in the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences in July of this year.
Jun-Hyun Kim, program director of the Landscape Architecture program at MSU School of Planning, Design, and Construction, is Bodea’s research mentor for this program.
To be eligible for the funding, students must be an undergraduate student in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and must be recognized as a highly motivated, inquisitive, committed and self-disciplined student with a drive to succeed.